Men of Aran bronze statue, fabulous gifts from Ireland. The Currach boat is famed as the traditional fishing boat of the Aran Islands, which are situated off the west coast of Ireland. The men of the Aran islands carried these traditional boats overhead down to the sea daily, where they would catch fish to feed their families and wider community.
The fishermen would have worn homespun trousers, knitted socks and cowhide slippers known as pampooties. Each family had individual stitches and Celtic patterns on their knitted jumpers. Each design represented different families and prayers to keep them safe at sea, sadly these patterns helped identify the fishermen if they were washed up from the sea. These warm wool Aran jumpers became famous across the world.
Life was hard for the fishermen of the Aran Islands. These men were so brave to fight the strong Atlantic elements to sustain their families and communities, their camaraderie and trust in each other would have been immense.
- Height: 140 mm x 250 mm x 85 mm
- Weight: 1.05 kg
The underneath of this bronze statue is covered with felt baize to protect furniture. This Irish gift comes in a cardboard box with Rynhart label.
This Irish gift is ideal for
- Birthday Gifts
- Anniversary Gifts (bronze is the 8th anniversary traditional gift and 19th anniversary modern gift)
- Christmas Gifts
- Father’s Day Gifts
- New Home Gifts
- Engagement Gifts
- Bon Voyage Gifts
Handcrafted in Co. Cork, a wonderful Irish gift.
Designed and handmade by Rynhart, County Cork. Made in Ireland.
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The Men of Aran statue bronze gift is created by Rynhart Fine Art Bronze. Who are based in beautiful Glengarriff, Co. Cork. Jeanne Rynhart formed this company in 1981 and is well known for famous public sculptures such as Molly Malone, Annie Moore and the Rose of Tralee. In 1994 Jeanne’s daughter, Audrey, teamed up with her. Audrey and her husband, Les Elliott, now run the business from their studio in Glengarriff where their passion for Irish history and Celtic design is evident from their attention to detail in Rynhart bronze art pieces.
Rynhart’s bronze art is individually handmade and is bas relief. The process is labour intensive and starts with delicate, careful modelling. When Rynhart are happy with the model a mould is made and cast. Finally, each piece is polished and finishing touches added.
Bill (verified owner) –
Very happy with the experience! When visiting from the states, I couldn’t find the men of Aran statue in stores. I found this easily on the web. The website was very easy to navigate. The shipping was fast and the item was packed with care. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Tommy Doran –
Packed to perfection very professional service
Kevin Guerin –
absolutely amazing. So well packed, dispatched quickly with updates and my folked love the piece.
well done to you all