St Michaels Way shell brooch – a beautifully detailed solid pewter brooch in the shape of a scallop shell which is the symbol of the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. Secures to garment by way of a pin with locking, safety catch.
The scallop shell is the traditional symbol of the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. This route crosses Cornwall on the Saint Michael’s Way from St Uny church, Lelant, to St Michael’s Mount near Penzance. It is a route taken by Irish, Welsh and Cornish pilgrims, that avoids the tempestuous seas around Land’s End and allows them to visit the important shrine of St Michael’s Mount before embarking for Spain.
Handcrafted in Cornwall.
Width: 38mm height: 42mm