In his book “Saducismus Triumphatus”, Joseph Glanvill presents an account of a group of witches, including the accused Elizabeth Style, meeting with the Devil in the woods in order to make wax poppets, or figures, of their enemies, and have them baptised by the Devil. They would then, it was said, utter curses and pierce the poppets with thorns.

Knotted tapestry
Cotton, linen, synthetic yarns
59 x 42 cm

Photo: Mei Lim

Saducismus Triumphatus: “…in the Common near Trister Gate”