This beautiful and unique hand-carved Irish bog yew Celtic Triskelion necklace will be made for you, or a loved one, in my studio on the West of Ireland. This piece 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 yew comes from ancient forests that once covered Ireland. Huge Yew trees 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.
Considered one of the Sacred trees in the Celtic world, the Yew has long been associated with immortality & longevity. As a consequence, warriors and poets alike were often called after it. Indeed, Eoghan remains one of the more popular Irish names in modern Ireland. The Druids chose yew from which to make their wands, or staffs. Being so long-lived, it was seen as having powerful magical properties.
Found inscribed on megalithic tombs in Ireland, the Triskelion (also named Triskele or Celtic Spiral) is the emblem of Ireland’s ancient culture. The motif consisting of three interlocked spirals is considered magical and is said to symbolize the forces of Nature (earth, fire and water). The symbol is also used to illustrate motion: personal growth, evolution, progress, and spiritual expansion.
– 6000 year old Irish bog yew, sanded to a smooth finish
– Oiled with a non-toxic oil to seal the wood & enhance its natural color
– Pendant size: 30mm / 1.25 inch
– Comes on a brown waxed adjustable cotton cord
This unique Triskelion necklace 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.