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Celtic Designs. Celtic knotwork can be found on many everyday things, including the Celtic engravings found on silverware and jewellery, and the embellishment on clothes and fabrics.
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Celtic designs were first introduced to Britain and Europe at around the 6th and 7th centuries by the Celts. At that time, it was used to decorate Christian Gospels. There are some Celtic symbols formed by endless lines, they often have a religious and spiritual meaning, they sometimes represent the cycle and path of life; but the meaning of each individual knot varies. These designs are sacred in the Christian religions and they are sometimes carved into big stone crosses.
Nowadays, Celtic knotwork can be found on many everyday things, including the Celtic engravings found on silverware and jewellery, and the embellishment on clothes and fabrics. You may have also spotted these ancient patterns painted on stained glass windows at the church or maybe you have noticed celtic lettering in books. These designs are used to illuminate (decorate) things.
Additionally, Celtic art can express pride of the culture, religion and heritage of the Celtic people. The Celts were Druidic nature worshippers, this meant that they believed that natural things, like people, animals, plants, and earth, were all connected and dependent on each other. This is reflected in Celtic designs and alphabetical letters - everything
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