This piece was inspired by fine 'Celtic styled' Knotwork designs in the Book of Kells and other early Christian manuscripts; various forms of triple knot patterns feature prominently as symbols of the Trinity, an idea which was common to pre-Christian Celtic beliefs as well as to the early Church.
This design is part of our Celtic Knotwork Collection. Knotwork is probably the best known and most familiar style of Celtic design, but in fact it was a late development in Celtic Art, adopted by the Celts from Eastern countries, then developed and elaborated by Celtic Christian monks from the 7th Century onwards. The intertwined patterns of never-ending lines appealed to the Celts, symbolising their ideas of eternal life and the intricate relationship of humanity with both the divine and natural worlds.
|Size||21 x 25mm|