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Irish handcrafted Celtic spirals brooch / Celtic spirals pin. Handmade on the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland.

Spiral groups in the manner of the Pictish school.

From the Book of Durrow.

The triskele, otherwise known as the triskelion, is a three-pronged spiral, and is often used as a basis for more complex spirals. Some suggest ancient Celtic triskeles represented the Triple Goddess of the three ages of womanhood. It later came to represent the Holy Trinity in Christianity – God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Whatever its’ meaning, it is interesting that the motif is based around the number 3 – regarded as a highly sacred number in many ancient cultures, not least the Druids. Triskeles are one of the most common elements of Celtic art; they are found in a variety of styles in both ancient and modern Celtic art, especially in relation to depictions of the Mother Goddess. They also evoke the Celtic concept of the domains of material existence- earth, water, and sky, and their interrelations.

The dark hue of the contrasting etched design compliments the craftsmanship of this Celtic gift from Ireland.

Handmade in Beara, West Cork, Ireland by Paul Connolly.

Highly polished brass.

Pin with safety catch.

Size 3.5cm. diameter.

Pre 2018 Paul Connolly was previously trading as Aqua Fortress.

Rebranding was launched at Showcase, Ireland’s Creative Expo, held in Dublin, in January.

Paul is a member of the Crafts Council of Ireland and participated with the Cork Local Enterprise Board.

Two decades of experience has proven him to be a master craftsman, producing quality affordable genuine Irish products.

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