Splate Harp Slate Art $0.00

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Description

Harp Slate Art.  Based on the ancient lyre, the Irish harp is one of the world's oldest instruments. The ancient Irish kings employed harpists to entertain them. At one point in Irish history, conquering invaders made it illegal to possess an Irish harp and set out to burn every harp in Ireland in an attempt to kill the "Irish spirit." Successors to the Bards, wandering poets and storytellers played a unique role of preserving and nurturing our Celtic identity. Today, greatly honoured, the harp is the national emblem of Ireland.

Slate is 500 million years in the making. This wall hanging is created using handcut, natural ancient slate. Every slate is unique in shape, meaning no piece will be exactly the same. The artwork is hand drawn by artist Lynda Cruise.


Handmade in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Copper wire and copper detailing
Measures: 5.5 x 5.5 inches