About the the jewelry
Celtic hair clip with amber. Pewter with knot pattern and stick in rosewood, approx. 600-1000 BC
History of the jewelry: The Celts (Keltoi) were a nomadic people who spread 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 knot patterns, stylized animals, spirals, and wheels. Some scholars interpret these designs as having various symbolic meanings, including magical.
The intertwined knot patterns were developed from tartan fabrics and basket weaving techniques. The knot was generally infinite. This design was widespread in England and Ireland, where its complexity is often found depicted in carvings on stone crosses.
Celtic design in openwork pewter.
Materials: Pewter, amber and stick of rosewood
Width: 0.71 in
Length: 2.95 in
Supplied in a velvet bag with drawstring.