Handfasting is a beautiful, symbolic marriage ceremony, or ritual, and is believed to span several cultures dating back thousands of years. However, it is widely accepted as being of ancient Celtic origin and a nature-related ritual with a spiritual tradition. The phrase "tying the knot" and the action of shaking someone's hand to agree something, are probably derived from this action of binding the couples hands together, often with coloured ribbon or cord to symbolize their union of love. 

This handfasting cord measures 7 feet and is 1/2 an inch wide.  I have adorned it with a Celtic tree knot charm (#18), but you can choose any charm from the chart.

Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.

The color cream is usually associated with reverence and humility, in addition to offering warmth and comfort. It is a color that encourages new ideas. 

Olive hue is considered as a conventional symbol of peace and harmony. Moreover, the color also signifies perception, empathy, space for the humankind. The color gives good vibes as it has a better sense of identifying right and wrong.

I have other colours of cord available and can customize your handfasting cord to suit you.  Just indicate your selection at check out or send me a message.

Purple, Ivory and Olive 12 Strand Handfasting Cord With Infinity Knot