Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition

$ 120.00 

  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition
  • Love Spell Puzzle Purse valentine, limited edition

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Enchant your valentine with the Love Spell Puzzle Purse by Poison Apple Printshop! Inspired by Medieval magic and Victorian valentines, the Puzzle Purse is the perfect way to say "i love you" with a little twist of magic, witchcraft, and dark humor.

Made popular during the Victorian era, the Puzzle Purse is a type of valentine that unfolds in a star-like pattern to reveal a special love note on the inside. These valentines were traditionally exchanged between lovers as intimate tokens of their devotion and, in addition to the written sentiment, often carried a lock of hair or pressed flowers inside. Unfolding in a hypnotic pinwheel-like pattern, opening a Puzzle Purse slowly revealed a love poem with the main sentiment written at the very heart of the note. In true Victorian fashion, this unfolding was viewed symbolically as the act of “opening your heart to love.”

The Love Spell Puzzle Purse pulls from this romantic notion but puts a dark spin on the sentiment of love. The poem and unfolding carry the symbolic echoes of medieval magic, philtres, and a dark love spell cast on your beloved valentine!

The first opening of the Love Spell Puzzle Purse unfolds to reveal a pin-wheel star. The poem begins with an offering of three tokens for your valentine that are also popular ingredients in medieval love spells. (but your valentine doesn’t have to know that, right?) The poem continues on the inside to name further ingredients such as a dove’s heart, a cord knotted 9 times, beetle wings, and poisonous plants. The puzzle purse is designed in such a way that the reader must continuously turn the valentine to read the poem. This spiraling motion is slow and hypnotic, luring them further into the puzzle purse and deeper into the trance of a love spell.

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Love Spell by Adrienne Rozzi

"My dearest love, I give to thee
my yearning heart and tokens three - 

Nine seeds of the apple tree,
sprouting as our love to be.

A single rose, red as blood,
so our hearts may bloom as one.

Root of mandrake, wild and sweet,
your carnal lust i do entreat.

With these tokens may it be
that your heart adhere to me.

Henbane sprig and knot of nine,
now your every thought is mine.

Beetle wing and heart of dove,
ever deeper grows your love.

Fever rise and strength depart,
a dagger for your beating heart.

Bound to me in darkened bliss,
spell be sealed with bloody kiss."

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Written, drawn, and screen printed by Adrienne Rozzi in a LIMITED EDITION of 100. Each Puzzle Purse comes signed and numbered.

Measures 15" x 15" (inches) when open,  5" x 5" when folded.

Limited edition of 100  { 50 blood red, 50 gold } on cream speckled paper.

Ships folded with folding instructions.

Please note: Each Puzzle Purse is printed, scored, and folded by hand, so the images may not always line up perfectly. Due to the nature of screen printing, there are variations in the lightness and darkness of each puzzle purse. These variations in folding and printing are to be celebrated and embraced as a true mark of handmade. *Examples of both can be seen in the last photo.*

As always, please review my FAQ page before every purchase.

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