The vertical and horizontal members of this handmade Celtic Cross gently taper out to the widest width and quickly move back in to a point at the center line of the member. This outward expansion can be seen as an exuberant sharing and generous giving of the Love of Jesus with the movement to a point focusing and sending the Christ Energy outward. Looking inward, the members meet in the center with gentle arcs that have a easy flow from one to another, centering the self with calm knowledge of one’s place in the Heart of God.
The circle connecting the members has been mortised away to accentuate the cross.
SIZES: This listing includes size variations. Sizes here are approximations. Coop draws these up with compass and ruler, the sanding sometimes can take more or less away from the edges, etc. so each will be a little different…but close!
The LARGE Celtic Cross is16 inches tall by 10 inches wide. The width of the members taper from approximately 1.75 to 2 inches wide
The MEDIUM WIDE Celtic Cross is12.5 inches tall by 9 inches wide.The width of the members taper from approximately 1.5 inches wide
The MEDIUM NARROW Celtic Cross is12.25 inches tall by 8.25 inches wide.The width of the members taper from approximately 1 inch wide
The Celtic CRADLE CROSS is6.5 inches tall by 5 inches wideThe width of the members taper from approximately 1 inch wide
This is a gift for anyone who collects crosses, for Baptism, Christening, a Christian Family, Retirement/Moving on gift, etc.!
MEANING: The Cross is among the oldest and most universal of symbols... The earliest Christians extended the bottom leg of the Celtic Wheel Cross to create the Celtic Cross. The circle woven around the vertical and horizontal members defines the Celtic Christian Cross.
The Passion Cross has sharpened points at the end of one or more of the cross members. It is also referred to as the Cross of Suffering representing the nails that Christ suffered at his Crucifixion. Passion, in this definition, comes from the Latin passio, which means suffering or enduring. The use was extended to the sufferings of Martyrs, and from there to strong emotion, and finally to today's popular use to describe a burning desire. The Passion Cross is named from the original meaning and refers to Christ's suffering on the cross – not just the obvious physical pain, nor from the mocking crowd, but the real and immeasurable suffering of paying for our sins.
The French word for 'sharpened' is aiguisé and in heraldry it is called the Cross Aiguisé or Pointed Cross.
In addition to heraldry, this cross is used as a typographical mark called the obelisk.
Alternative names for this cross are, Nail Cross and Disciple’s Cross, and as Jesus was a Carpenter, a Carpenter’s Cross.
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.
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Beautifully made cross!