St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

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St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

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Brigid’s crosses before putting them up in their homes, signifying its religious importance in Ireland’s culture.

She traveled widely, gaining renown and spreading Christianity throughout Ireland, and many pilgrims sought her out. Turning off the personalised advertising setting won’t stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make the ads you see less relevant or more repetitive. Two sticks are crossed over one another to provide a wooden framework for this cross, and at its centre, straw is woven into the shape of a diamond. Christian interpretation in Ireland makes Brigid into a nun, and children occupy themselves by taking bits of straw and weaving this potential-kindling into the shape of spiraling Brigid's crosses.While the direction in which the crosses were hung remains unknown, that the centre shape is frequently described as a lozenge rather than a square suggests that Brigid's cross is properly displayed in a saltire style rather than that of the Latin cross.

She embodied the qualities of hospitality, offering solace to weary travellers and protection to those in need. In many homes in Ireland, people will make a traditional cross from fresh-cut rushes on the eve of St. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.Regardless, her life is well documented, and she remains a popular figure in Irish Christian history. It appears in many different shapes, but the most popular designs feature a woven diamond or lozenge in the centre.

Brigid’s cross is one of the traditional rituals in Ireland to celebrate the beginning of early spring, 1st February.Rather than being set parallel to one another like a traditional cross, [4] the arms of the swastika cross are set at right angles from a lozenge or diamond at the centre. Brigid did design the cross herself, as the story goes, but it happened under interesting circumstances. Brigid’s Cross is widely believed to be a Christian symbol but its origins lie in much older Irish traditions and folklore. Brighid's caoineadh is like the Tibetan ritual of ushering souls to nirvana in the Book of the Dead.

In 1942, the Irish Folklore Commission created a questionnaire regarding the Feast of Saint Brigid, during which they collected several hundred Brigid's crosses.A beautiful tradition, a holy and potent symbol woven from the rushes of Irish rivers and thought to ward off evil and hunger for generations of Irish people.



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