Book of Kells and Knot-work
The Book contains the four Gospels in latin and is famous for it’s lavish and colourful decorative text and drawings. The knotwork designs show how each loop is individual yet cannot be separated from the whole and so has become a symbol of our oneness with creation.
The Book originates from a monastery founded in the year 561 by St. Colum Cille on the island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland. After a Viking raid in 806, the monks took refuge in a new monastery at Kells in County Meath, and the book is now on display in Trinity College, Dublin.
Celtic Hound Brooch€80.00 Add to cart
The Hound Brooch is a richly woven design featuring a stylised Irish wolfhound, inspired by drawings in The Book Of Kells.
Size approx. 2 3/8 ” (60mm) long.
Garnet Eagle Ring€120.00 Select options
Silver Knotwork ‘Eagle’ Ring with garnet gemstone.
My design is inspired by the intricate, Knotwork depiction of the Eagle in The Book of Kells and set with a richly coloured garnet gem stone.
The knotwork drawings show how each loop is individual yet cannot be separated from the whole and so has become a symbol of Eternity and our oneness with creation. The pattern is synonymous with The Celts.
Silver “Chase of the Hounds” Brooch€110.00 Add to cart
“The Chase” large Silver Openwork Brooch. Designed from the lavish, masterful decoration on the Book Of Kells Manuscript, dating back 1,200 years. The “chase of the hounds” features three intricately linked wolfhounds deep in chase. Beautifully finished with wonderful detail.
Silver and Garnet Earrings€125.00 Add to cart
Silver and Garnet ‘St. Patrick’s Bell’ Knotwork Earrings.
These long silver drop earrings, designed from detail on the 7th century shrine enclosing St. Patrick’s bell, found in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Size approx. 2 1/4 ” long (55mm) Stones: 4mm round garnets.
Silver and Garnet Knot-work earrings€90.00 Add to cart
Silver and Garnet Knotwork Earrings.
Designed from a little knotwork detail on an 8th century brooch found at Ardagh, County Limerick which is on display in The National Museum, Ireland. Length approx. 2 1/2″ long (60mm) 4mm round Garnets.