Wild Rose Pottery St. Brigid's Cross $44.95
St. Brigid's Cross. The label on back of tile reads...
The true meaning behind Celtic designs & legends is lost in the mists of history, little real documentary evidence exists today. Whatever the thoughts in the minds of those artists and storytellers long ago we encourage you to enjoy their beauty and dream your own thoughts.
St Brigid “Mary of the Gael” , abbess and patroness of Ireland was born the daughter of an Irish chieftain in 453 AD. She spent her entire life in the service of God and the needy. and founded the first Irish monastery in Kildare.
Tradition has it that when her father was dying she wove a rush cross at his bedside. When he asked her the meaning of the cross he was overwhelmed and converted to Christianity before he died.
It is customary for the rush cross, that became her emblem, to be hung in the kitchen to ward off fire and over the house door to ward off hunger and evil.
The tiles are made from from stoneware clay, they are individually hand crafted and are twice fired in our kilns. The Parchment tiles are made with rough torn edges which gives a unique artistic form. They are mounted on a 7 1/2 inches square black wood frame. A wall hanging clip, rubber wall protectors and a descriptive label (see individual tile picture for details) is attached to the back of the frame.
All tiles are Individually Boxed.