Four Hearts Squared Celtic Love Knot- Lifetime of Love Symbol - Elder Futhark Gebo X Rune Wood Carving

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MEANING:  This Celtic Love Knot consists of Four Hearts composed of one line meaning a Lifetime of Love. To the Celts, a knot formed from one continuous line evoked eternity. Hearts symbolize Love and Relationships.  

While heart shaped Love symbols are forefront, if you change your perspective, you can see the X in the middle of the Hearts, the space within… In rune lore, X is Gebo, meaning gift or fair exchange. Remember, in a Lifetime of Love, fair exchange of giving and receiving must be balanced.

In numerology, every number has a certain power.  The symbolic meaning of number Four deals with stability and invokes the grounded nature of all things. Consider the four seasons, four directions, four elements...all these amazingly powerful essences wrapped up in the nice square package of Four. Fours represent solidity, calmness, and home.

This knot brings a warm, loving, balanced energy into your home.  It would also be a beautiful representation of a family of four!

THE CARVING: 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: This listing includes size variations.

Our standard carving has an 9.25 X 9.25 inches and the miniature of 5.5 X 5.5 inches.

If you require different sizes, we can accommodate with limitations. 

In general, the largest as we can get from one board is limited to 11 inches on one side (we use 1 X 12 inch cedar boards) On the Miniature variation, our limitation is determined by the cut out parts (after a point, the little holes are too little).

For a custom Large Size... Anything over an 11 inch diameter requires Coop to laminate 2 boards together.  This allows a width of up to 22 inches.  When he does this, the price doesn’t just double because he goes from 11” width to 22” width. The square footage of the piece goes from approximately 1 sq. foot to 4 sq. foot. So the price will be 3 times the price of the standard size carving.  This is a custom order that will be created specifically for you. Please allow additional time to allow for laminating, increased production time and box building!  Contact us if you have a need for a specific size and we'll see what we can do.  


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    One of a kind wedding gift always pleases!

    Posted by Roberta on Apr 8th 2019

    This is my 6th wood piece from Signs of the Spirit. I LOVE the workmanship. I bought this one for a wedding gift. I love how it comes in it's own box with a card that explains the significance of the design. SOTS rocks!❤️

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.