Cead Mile Failte Plaque
Height 17cm Width 17cm
'Cead Mile Failte' means 'one hundred thousand welcomes'. In Ireland this is the gushing way by which the Irish greet each other and visitors to this green isle. The Irish have long been renowned for their hospitality, friendliness and easy going manner.
This carving is made by a process known as Intarsia, which is the ancient art of making pictorial mosaics by laying precious and exotic woods onto a solid wood surface. Seven different woods are used to make these Celtic designs.