Ende 19. Jahrhundert
About the object
The cross is the oldest Christian symbol and for Catholics, it is the most powerful. Therefore, tools and equipment are often adorned in some way with the sign of the cross. In this case, the cross has been ingeniously incorporated into the handles of this pair of dressmaker's scissors and is actually only visible when they are closed. According to superstition, a pair of scissors left open inside the home will attract witches, but the symbol of the cross will repel them.