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Friendship Blessing


The blessing reads:
May you always find three welcomes……In a garden in the summer. At the fireside during winter. And whatever the day or season, in the kind eyes of a friend.

One of the most recognizable Celtic designs is interlace. Animal shapes are also common motifs used in Celtic interlace. The dog in Celtic tradition is said to symbolize loyalty, courage, and honor. Many warriors and chiefs took the name “hound” as a title to show evidence of this, most notably in the legend of the Celtic warrior Cu Chulainn (Hound of Culainn). The two colors chosen for this design, purple and turquoise, embellished in bronze and gold are in keeping with those used in the Book of Kells.


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    Historical Significance of Design Elements Chosen:

    In the Celtic tradition, interlace was believed to represent the interconnection of past, present, and future. The universe was perceived as one giant interlace. The dog, as mentioned, was said to symbolize loyalty, courage, and honor; it was also the guardian animal of roads and cross ways. Others believed the dog was designated to protect and guide lost souls in the “other-world.”

    The monks in the Middle Ages sourced colors for their manuscripts from the world around them. In this example, the color purple was created by plants sourced from the Mediterranean, while the turquoise color was comprised of green made from copper and the blue color came from a precious stone called the lapis lazuli sourced from the Middle East.

    Quality and Details:

    Dimensions: 12″x16″ (30 cm x 41 cm)
    Paper: High quality 300 gsm card stock.
    Ink: Epson archival professional ink for colorful, vibrant prints that are water & fade-resistant.
    Frame: This beautifully crafted modern wood frame plus mount and backing board are manufactured in Cork, Ireland. Each 1″ (2.5 cm) solid wood frame is hand finished, the mount is lignin-free, alkaline-sized and pH neutral. 2mm Acrylic glass is used, more expensive than conventional glass, it is lightweight and shatter resistant eliminating the potential for damage during transportation. Acrylic does not discolor and is optically superior to glass. The back of the frame has a mount ready for hanging.

    The appearance of colors may vary between different computer screens, (actual printed colors are more vibrant).

    FREE Shipping:

    All artwork is carefully packaged and shipped (free of charge) to you via ‘An Post’ – main Irish postal service.
    > All orders dispatched within 1-2 business days.
    > A confirmation will be e-mailed to you after your product has been dispatched.

    > Standard to the EU: 5 business days.
    > Standard to USA & CANADA: 7-10 business days.
    > Standard to other countries: 10-27 business days.

    Returns Accepted:

    > Contact us within: 14 days of delivery (we will provide return details)
    > Send items back within: 30 days of delivery
    > We don’t accept cancellations however please contact us if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can’t be returned:
    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, we can’t accept returns for:
    > Custom or personalized orders

    Conditions of return:
    Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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