There are many many ways to get into the Irish Otherworld. The folk lore is littered with tales of Fairy rings, stray sods, fairy trees, mist walls, sidhe steeds, and boats. Time and again we read tales of folk stumbling into a fairy ring either through misadventure or being lured by the strains of enchanting musics.
The stories serve as a warning for the people of Ireland so that they can be forearmed with knowledge to prevent accidental transgression upon the Sidhe folk. Indeed you will still find protective measures placed around households such as horse shoes above doorways or flowers strewn on a step. Yet for all that prevention is the safest method of survival, one must know a little more should a person fall a foul of the Sidhe folk. It is said that there are few ways to escape once you find yourself in the Otherworld.
One should neither eat nor drink whilst on the Otherside, but that doesn't get you home. In some tales a person would need to last until the dawn comes, either through cunning guile or musical endeavor but even this is no guarantee.
One of the few things that can confuse the sidhe and allow a person to escape their gaze, and indeed their power, is turning one coat inside out. This act of reversal could in some way undo the binding and allow a person to make a hasty retreat for the freedom of home. Should we meet whilst walking the land and if my coat is inside out... tell me I made it back?
This t-shirt feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women. Unisex Short Sleeve Jersey T-Shirt with tearable tag (no scratching!).
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Also Available in Dark Colours and Light Text.