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Irish Proverb


The proverb reads:
Under the shelter of each other people survive.

Proverbs or “sayings” are commonly used in Irish culture. There are thousands of old Gaelic sayings which now find expression in English. This inspirational Irish quote “Under the shelter of each other people survive” implies that as humans we need a certain type of shelter in the form of friendship.

One of the most familiar sights in Irish art are Celtic animal symbols, this particular design features four interwoven herons. These intertwined birds which appear to support each other, exemplify the proverb.


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    Historical Significance of Design elements Chosen:

    The ancient Celts of Ireland’s past had a great reverence for nature. Animals were believed to be friends and teachers who taught us how to live in harmony with nature. As a mark of respect the Celts created ornate animal symbols which later were incorporated into the designs of medieval manuscripts. In the Book of Kells for example, the Evangelists were often depicted as Celtic animal symbols: Matthew the man, Mark the lion, Luke the calf and John as the eagle. Irish families often used animals on their coats of arms while, to this day, Irish coins are minted with animals symbols such as peacocks and salmons.

    Quality and Details:

    Dimensions: 12″x12″ (30 cm x 30 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).

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    1 review for Irish Proverb

    1. Trevor Bayard-Murray

      I bought this as a present and it arrived from Ireland very well packed. I am delighted to say that it was even nicer than the pictures online. It was a hit at the birthday party and I think stole the show. My friend whose birthday it was, sent me a pic of the art on her wall the very next day. She was thrilled with it which is why I wanted to write this review. The art is crisp and beautifully detailed. Very sophisticated, but it has a warmth to it probably because it is so well done by the artist. I’ll be buying more in the future, my in-laws and a colleague who is retiring soon, will I know absolutely love these.

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