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Dolphin Knot- Keeper of the Sacred Breath of Life-Celtic Wood Carving-Water Guardian

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MEANING: Keeper of the Sacred Breath of Life.  As the rhythm of breath and movement lead Dolphin through their worlds of water and air, Dolphin teaches awareness and balancing of body, mind and spirit through breath. In Celtic Animal symbolism, Dolphin is highly honored and seen as the protector of the sacred wells and sacred water. Dolphin is the Watcher of the Waters and guardian of all things water related. Pirate lore hails Dolphin as a symbol of Protection. There are many stories of dolphins rescuing those lost at sea. Dolphin is connected with duality also. It has to do with being both fishlike and mammal. It is both of the water and an air breather. Dolphin can connect you to the energy of “being in two worlds at once.” With this aspect of Dolphin, we see in Greece Dolphin is a compatriot of both Apollo (sun) and Aphrodite (moon). Sun Dolphin meanings: Active, Life, Vibrant, Health, Renewal, Intelligence Moon Dolphin meanings: Hidden power, Intuition, Dreams Conception, Feminine In Christian symbolism, Dolphin is seen as an aspect of Christ and are symbolic of resurrection. Some artists utilize the protective, stabilizing, compassionate demeanor of the dolphin as a message of wellbeing to the pure of heart. Some artistic renditions speak of dolphins transporting the spirits of the faithful to Christ’s side upon leaving their physical bodies. More meanings can be found at This is one of those lovely knots that can be mirror image...they can face to the left or the right. If you have a preference, please let us know when ordering. This knot is Katrina's creation and is copyrighted. 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. Follow the green line to the left and bottom, subtract 1 inch from the height and width for the stock size. Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece. Please contact if we don't have your country listed for shipping outside of the U.S. International orders will be sent Parcel Post.
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.