Long Life Blessing
$49 – $79
The blessing in Gaelic reads:
“Saol fada is croí folláin,” which translates in English as “Long life and good health!”
This design incorporates two recognizable Celtic symbols, the triskele and labyrinth. The triskele is derived from the Greek word “triskeles” meaning three legs. The branches of the Celtic triskele are comprised of interlocking spirals which appear in motion. The composition, featuring a turquoise background with labyrinth motif in bronze, houses within its center triskeles with a gold and black background. The design, reminiscent of a Celtic warrior shield, details the Irish blessing in Gaelic around the edge.
Historical Significance of Design Elements Used:
Although generally considered a Celtic symbol, the triskele is in fact a pre-Celtic symbol dating back to the Neolithic Age. Examples of the design have been found carved on large boulders at the main entrance of Newgrange burial site in County Meath, Ireland. Newgrange, which was built around 3,200 B.C., predates Stonehenge and the Pyramids. In Celtic Christianity, the triskele took on new meaning as a symbol of the Holy Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Celtic labyrinth, which surrounds the triskele, can also be found on medieval manuscripts and on headstones throughout the cemeteries of Ireland.
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).
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.
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIME:
> Standard to the EU: 5 business days.
> Standard to USA & CANADA: 7-10 business days.
> Standard to other countries: 10-27 business days.
> 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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