One of my favorite things I did while in Ireland was wandering around ancient abbeys and photographing the majestic architectural features, then meandering out into the cemeteries to capture the many crumbling tombstones with their breathtaking Celtic crosses. The Celtic designs, so synonymous with Ireland to the world, is found everywhere. And I can’t get enough.
Celtic art is characterized by geometrical shapes, elaborately entwined. According to Wikipedia, the shapes mainly consist of interwoven cords (plaits), endless knots along with “energetic circular forms, triskeles and spirals.” These interlaced patterns were used to decorate Christian monuments and manuscripts. The never-ending interlacings are believed to represent eternity and are found on Celtic crosses.
Inspired by the lovely and intricate designs found all over Ireland, I have collected here a few cool items that I could add to my home to help me remember the beauty of that country and the adventure of my trip.
This Turk’s Head Knot pillow is awesome. I love the chunkiness of the weave and wool fabric.
image via Design Milk
And this Turk’s Head Knot lounger looks so comfortable!
image via Behance
Here is a sleek coffee table with a hint of Celtic design.
image via Candelabra
I love that this fabric uses a contemporary color scheme mixed with an ancient Celtic pattern.
image via Robert Allen
This custom gate would definitely be a focal point in any garden.
image via Pinterest, Source Unknown
I am absolutely in LOVE with this Turk’s Head Knot rope bracelet. I need this.
image via Tanya Aguiniga Studio
The bold blue really makes these Celtic inspired earrings stand out.
image via Knots & Beads