Altar Cloth


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Altar Cloth

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Many Witches do not use altar cloths, instead placing the altar instruments on the bare wood or stone of the altar itself. But others do like to dress their altar by adding a cloth. This may be plain or decorated. Some Wiccans sew or paint intricate esoteric symbols on their cloths. There may be one all-purpose altar cloth, or, more frequently, there may be a number of altar cloths, colored and decorated appropriately for the ritual. As with the Altar Candles, the color of the cloths may reflect the particular sabbats and the time of year.