Quality set of nine ceramic Celtic design tiles. Each tiny tile has a different Celtic design (from top left):
- Celtic Love Knot (also known as Eternity Knot or Round Knot)
- Shield Knot
- Celtic Cross
- Dragon Spiral
- Triple Spiral
- Trinity Knot (also known as Triquetra)
- Dara Knot
- Triskelion Knot
- Double Spiral
Dimensions: Frame = 10″ x 10″ x 1.5″, each tile approx = 2″ x 2″ x .4″
Colours: apple jade, turquoise and lignite
Weight: approx .880 kg
The following description, by Celtic Valley Ceramics, is provided on the back of the frame.
For centuries, Celtic symbols and signs held incredible power for the ancient Celts in every way of life.
The Celtic Cross associated with Celtic Christianity although it has older, pre-Christian origins. The cross is a meeting of divine, universal energies. It represents the harmony and stability of powerful, sacred energies both seen and unseen in our universe.
The Triquetra interlaced with circle is seen as the Christian Trinitarian symbol (a Trinity knot). According to the Celts, the most important things in the world came in threes, three domains (earth, sea, and sky), three elements, three stages of life etc. It is also possible that the Triquetra signified the lunar and solar phases.
The spiral, believed by many to be an ancient symbol of pre-Celtic and Celtic beliefs, the Triple spiral appears in various forms in pre-Celtic and Celtic art, with the earliest examples having been carved on pre-Celtic stone monuments. The spiral appears in many Celtic designs.
The shield knot, found on shields of warriors, children’s clothes, the ancient Celts also believed that the knotwork can protect the sick.
The Dara knot, the name Dara comes from the Irish word ‘doire’, which means oak tree. The trees were sacred to the Celts (especially the Druids). The oak was considered to be the king of the trees, revered for its longevity. It is the tree of life, with an impressive root system and leaves that reach the sky.
This Irish Gift is ideal for:
- New Home Gifts
- St. Patrick’s Day Gifts
- Father’s Day Gifts
- Mother’s Day Gifts
- Easter Gifts
- Birthday Gifts
- Christmas Gifts
- Engagement Gifts
- Wedding Gfts
- Anniversary Gifts (8th & 9th = pottery)
- Retirement Gifts
- Naturalisation Gifts
Beautiful ceramic gifts handmade in Ireland.