MEANING: This wood carved Celtic Cross is covered with pyrography symbolic of Love and Marriage for those enchanted with Irish heritage and meanings. It is an lovely gift for Weddings, Vow Renewal Ceremonies or Anniversaries celebrating Irish or Celtic ancestry.
While we occasionally have this on hand, it will probably have to be custom made for you. Please allow extra time for production and add a note of when you need it.
Matrimonial Panel - This pattern is taken from a Celtic wedding band and expressed in a single solid piece of wood to convey the meaning of endless devotion.
The Irish Love Knot contains within it, two hearts entwined, composed of one line with no beginning or end, meaning eternal love.
The Claddagh - “With these hands I give you my heart, and I crown it with my Love.” The Claddagh stands for Friendship, Love and Loyalty and the Eternal Braid ensures that it will last forever. A Traditional Irish symbol, most often found in the form of a ring, usually engagement or wedding ring. The hands represent friendship, the heart - love, and the crown - loyalty. Yet, another meaning can be, "Let love and friendship reign forever".
Shamrock - The three-leafed shamrock is mainly an Irish Christian symbol of the Holy Trinity. Legend has it, St. Patrick used the shamrock to illustrate the Doctrine of the Trinity. When you look at the Shamrock there is the stem and then three leaves. God is the stem and then on each of the leaves is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Wood carvings of the Irish Love Knot, Matrimonial Panel, and Claddagh are available in the Celtic Love Knot category.
Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…
We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.
SIZE: One picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. The quilting board, at its simplest, is a one inch grid. So with the piece on the board, you look at the top and follow the line to the left and look at the right side at the widest point and follow the line to the bottom and you have height by width...but wait! It's not that easy! The way this board I have is laid out, if I lined it up on the zero points it would cover up the numbers and on some pieces you wouldn't be able to see them...so, I line it up on the 1 inch marks which means when you get the numbers, you have to subtract 1 inch... TA DA! Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.