Celtic Wheel Cross Straight Arm Variation-Triskelion-Eternal Connections

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MEANING: The Triskelion in the center of the Pre-Christian Celtic Wheel Cross stands for the aspects of the Threefold Goddess; Maiden, Mother, Crone. As the ancient Celts never wrote anything down, there are various meanings attributed to the Wheel Cross. The Celtic Druids worshipped both the sun and the moon. The circle is often used to represent the moon and the cross, the sun. The circle signifies infinity...no beginning and no end. The four arms extend out from a distinctive center point. This can be interpreted as: The balance and harmony between male and female... The four corners of the earth from one source... The eternal cycle of the four seasons... The eternal connection of all things in the Heavens and the Earth... ...while the arms themselves can have the different meanings of... The Four Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water... The Four Directions of the Compass...North, South, East and West (much like the Native American Medicine Wheel) The Four Parts of Man...Mind, Soul, Heart and Body This variation has arms extending straight out. The back of one arm is key holed for hanging. THE CARVING: My Carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile. SIZE: The last picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. So subtract 1 inch from the height and width for the stock size. Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece. Please Convo for Shipping outside of the U.S.
The pictures you see here are stock photos. What you get will depend on what we have in stock. If there are no others in stock, the time to shipping will be increased. If you desire and request something (for example) dark, we will pull the darkest board we have, but it will not necessarily be as dark as (for example) walnut would be. Western Red Cedar is the species from which roofing shingles, decks, and gazeboes have traditionally been made. It is resistant to mold, moisture, and insects. The oiling process also helps to block out damaging UV rays of the sun, so our carvings can be hung outdoors. Please be aware, that even with the oiling, the carving will eventually gray out, as any cedar will, if it is placed in direct sunlight.

 SIZE OF THE CARVINGS: The stock carvings are limited by the size of the board that starts the carving process. As the initial piece is 1 in. x 12 in., (in reality 3/4 in. x 11-3/4 in.) one side of the carving will be no greater then approximately 11-1/2 in.