ב' באדר א' תשס"ח
Witch Ball Folklore - "Witch balls have been very popular since the 18th century. Hanging these decorative glass balls in the window or on the porch is thought to tantalize mischievous spirits which may be threatening a home's tranquility. The wayward spirit is mesmerized the ball's reflective beauty. When the spirit touches the sphere it is absorbed and transformed in the web-like strands of the glass inside the ball."
My handblown witch ball (shown) was named Royalty by the artist who made it and is approximately the size of a large grapefruit.