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Elven-brooches

Type: Artifacts

Description:The Elves next unwrapped and gave to each of the Company the clothes they had brought. For each they had provided a hood and cloak, made according to his size, of the light but warm silken stuff that the Galadhrim wove. ... Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 8, Farewell to Lórien

'Alas!' said Frodo. ... 'For the golden belt was given to [Boromir] in Lothlórien by the Lady Galadriel. She it was that clothed us as you see us, in elven-grey. This brooch is of the same workmanship.' He touched the green and silver leaf that fastened his cloak beneath his throat.

Faramir looked closely at it. 'It is beautiful,' he said. 'Yes, 'tis work of the same craft.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 4, Ch 5, The Window on the West

'Yes,' he said, 'they are quite plain: a hobbit's footprints. Pippin's I think. He is smaller than the other. And look at this! He held up a thing that glittered in the sunlight. It looked like the new-opened leaf of a beech-tree, fair and strange in that treeless plain.

'The brooch of an elven-cloak!' cried Legolas and Gimli together.

'Not idly do the leaves of Lórien fall,' said Aragorn. 'This did not drop by chance: it was cast away as a token to any that might follow. I think Pippin ran away from the trail for that purpose.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 2, The Riders of Rohan

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 26Dec04, 17Oct05

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