MEANING: “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, the hands represent friendship, the heart - love, and the crown - loyalty. Yet, another meaning can be, "Let love and friendship reign forever". This is often given as a wedding gift, anniversary gift and Valentine's Day gift.
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.