Pendant with a beautiful Celtic knot, in which a triquet is formed. Made in sterling silver and enamel on fire. Includes 42 cm long blue rubber cord.
Made in Spain.
Length: 4,2 cm
Width: 3,6 cm
Celtic knots are the most popular in Celtic history and culture representing a unique emblem for craftsmen and jewelers today. They began to appear around 450 D.C. Being used mainly by artisans and monks in order to adorn their manuscripts as in the famous Book of Kells.
The original meaning of many of the designs have been lost due to the scarcity of reliable and many written documents were invented so discovering the real meaning is very difficult and in some cases almost impossible. However, historians do agree on certain theories regarding the design of these well-known symbols:
The knots represent in its essence the eternity, the eternal nature of the soul, the uninterrupted cycle of life of birth and rebirth with its infinite reincarnations, since for the Celts these symbols had no beginning or end. The interlacing of the knot design, with its continuous lines, could symbolize the process of this eternal evolution that the soul experiences in its continuous reincarnations until reaching the goal of perfection.
Each of the Celtic knots would alter its meaning according to the shape and quantity of knots bound together. Complex knots mean the way in which all things are connected together.
Many scholars claim that the Celtic knot could represent a powerful fortune-telling talisman with which it was very often seen as decoration in Celtic homes as these people believed firmly in the sacredness of the place. Moreover, it is said that they used to offer gifts adorned with these mystical knots to symbolize their best wishes for longevity or luck.
According to George Bain, a prestigious professor of Celtic art, the Celtic knots personified the patrimony in such a way that certain knots identified certain Celtic families as it happened in certain clans of the Highlands. That would mean that for each family there could be a unique knot to designate each lineage, while at the same time defining certain values or qualities that would emphasize prestige according to the knot in question.
It is also common to see the work of the knot in the form of an oval, which is the shape of an egg. The oval has something to do with generative creativity and birth and is said to symbolize the infinite, another fundamentally Celtic element.
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