The Celts (Keltoi) were a nomadic people who spread westward from Eastern and Central Europe to England from about 1000 - 400 BC. The nomads consisted of several independent tribes. They had no written language and no common leadership. Their art was characterized by elegantly entwined warp threads, stylized animals, knots, spirals, and wheels. Some scholars interpret these designs as symbolic and even magical.
The intertwined knotwork was developed from tartan fabrics and basket weaving techniques. The knot was generally infinite. This design was widespread in England and Ireland, where it is often found depicted in carvings on stone crosses.
Celtic Design in Pewter with Raised Relief and Buckle Closure.
Supplied in a velvet bag with drawstring.
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