Men of Aran Wall Ornament, made in Ireland. Cast in bronze by Rynhart Fine Art Bronze Gifts.
Approx Dimensions: Men of Aran = 80mm x 100mm
The Currach boat is 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.
The Men of Aran Wall Ornament is a perfect Irish gift for:
- Christmas Gifts
- Birthday Gifts
- Bon Voyage Gifts
- Father’s Day Gifts
- Mother’s Day Gifts
- Easter Gifts
- Thank you Gifts
- Housewarming Gifts
- Thinking of You Gifts
- Corporate Gifts
Handcrafted in Co. Cork, a wonderful Irish gift.
Created by Rynhart Fine Art Bronze. Rynhart are based in beautiful Glengarriff, Co. Cork. Jeanne Rynhart formed this company in 1981. Well known for famous public sculptures such as Molly Malone, Annie Moore and the Rose of Tralee. In 1994 Jeanne’s daughter, Audrey, joined the teamed. 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. Together they create beautiful bronze gifts made in Ireland.