Celtic Revival

The early Celts were distributed throughout Europe along the Danube valley and into France. Their influence, at its height spread from Turkey to Portugal and as far west as Ireland. During their journeys, their artwork was influenced by other cultures including the Greeks, Viking tribes, and Romans. Today, Celtic artwork is most widely known for the intricate scroll work found in prayer books and other religious items. However, it can also be seen in a wavy pattern known as “running dog.” This possibly evolved into what the Romans referred to as a Vitruvian scroll in Roman architecture or  a “meander,” a popular design in wire for arm bands, bracelets and necklaces. Look for this pattern in our earrings and necklaces along with our corgis inspired by the Book of Kells.

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