Original Celtic knot designs can be dated back to the 3rd-4th century. Abtract in composition, each design is believed to have held special significance. When it comes to interpreting their meaning, we do face some challenges. Without written records, the meaning of some of these unique symbols will inevitably have been lost in the mists of time.
Most commonly though, these continuous patterns are thought to have referenced eternity and eternal life especially the knots found at burial sites such as Newgrange Passage Tomb, Co.Meath. Celtic knots famously comprise of one continuous line, with no beginning and no end and so are often regarded as a symbol of infinity.
You can view both colourful celtic knot wall hangings and christmas decorations in the shop.
Ogham is an ancient Irish alphabet. Each letter is represented by a series of strokes along one central line.
Dating back to the 4th century, it is the earliest form of writing to be found in Ireland. Ogham is sometimes referred to as the 'tree alphabet'. It is read from bottom to top - as the tree grows.
You can see more of these Ogham artworks here.