Hand-carved Irish bog oak Celtic cross pendant

44.00

This very unique Celtic cross pendant will be hand-carved for you, or a loved one, in my studio on the West of Ireland.

 

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Hand-carved on the ancient Irish bog oak, this Celtic cross pendant is the perfect gift for anyone with Irish heritage or for someone who resonates with the Celtic myths and traditions of the natural world.

Bog oak comes from ancient forests that once covered Ireland. Huge oaks have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions, sometimes for hundreds or even thousands of years. The wood is usually stained black by tannin dissolved in the acidic water. Bog-wood represents the early stages in the fossilization of wood, with further stages ultimately forming lignite and coal over a period of many millions of years.
Known as King of the forest for its strength and longevity, the oak was sacred to the ancient Celts and is considered one of the three primary magical woods.

Widely used as christian symbol, the Celtic cross has a history stretching further back than Christianity. The cross was originally a pagan sun or moon representation. Its 4 arms may also represent the 4 elements (earth, air, fire, water) or the four directions (north, south, east and west).

– 5000 years old Irish bog oak, sanded to a smooth finish
– Non-toxic oil finish to seal the wood & enhance its natural color
– Pendant size: 45mm x 23mm / 1 3/4″ x 1″
– On 16″ or 18″ or 20″ Waxed black nylon cord necklace with lobster clasp
– With a quality cast and lead free pewter Trinity Celtic bail attached

This unique Celtic cross pendant will arrive to you ready for gift giving via registered air mail, delivered upon signature.
Your order will be shipped within 1-2 days of ordering.

Please, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or requests.

* Note that exact size and shade of wood may vary from the photos on this website as each piece is unique and made by hand.

 

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