Ceffyl Beca // Beca’s Horse

Ar 19 Mehefin 1843, roedd Rebecca wedi marchogaeth i Gaerfyrddin ar geffyl gwyn urddasol ac i dalu teyrnged i’r bwystfil rhyfeddol hwnnw, gofynnais i’r gweithiwr coed Sam Knight gerfio pen ceffyl i mi ar gyfer gorymdaith Cragen Beca ar 1 Mai 2022.

Creodd Sam y darn yn ei weithdy ger Llandysul. Mae’r pen wedi’i gerfio o bren ginco sy’n adnabyddus am ei rinweddau ysgafn. Cafwyd y pren o erddi Plasty Nanteos ger Aberystwyth tua 20 mlynedd yn ôl ac mae Sam wedi ei gadw yn ei storfa goed yn barod ar gyfer y prosiect cywir. Mae’r polyn cario wedi’i wneud o gyll o ardal Llandysul. Mae’r dyluniad yn gymalog sy’n caniatáu i’r ceffyl glecian ei ên wrth iddo symud!

Wedyn paentiais y pen a gwneud clustiau cynfas wedi’u paentio a mwng ffabrig ysgafn o ffabrigau wedi’u hailgylchu.


Rebecca rode into Carmarthen on 19 June 1843 on a statuesque white horse and in tribute to that marvellous beast, I asked woodworker Sam Knight to carve a horse’s head for me that can ‘ride’ with our costumed Rebecca on the Cragen Beca parade on 1 May 2022.

Sam created the piece in his workshop near Llandysul. The head is carved from Gingko Biloba wood which is known for its lightweight qualities. The wood was sourced from the gardens of Nanteos Mansion near Aberystwyth about 20 years ago and has been waiting in Sam’s woodstore for the right project. The carrying pole is made of hazel from the Llandysul area. The design is articulated which allows the horse to snap its jaws as it moves!

I then painted the head and made painted canvas ears and a luscious fabric mane from recycled fabrics.

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