The Bridgets Cross
The Bridgets Cross
The Bridgets Cross

The Bridgets Cross

$16.00

Code: IC-0021-0035

Height 11cm Width 11cm

On St. Bridgets day, February 1st, it is a tradition in Ireland to make a cross from rushes, as St. Bridget did at the deathbed of a chieftain who she converted to Christianity. These crosses are traditionally hung in Irish houses to protect from fire and evil.

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.