Original Celtic knot designs can be dated back to the 3rd-4th century.
Abstract in composition, each design is believed to have held special significance. When it comes to interpreting their meaning, we do face some challenges. Without written records, the meaning of some of these unique symbols will inevitably have been lost in the mists of time.
Today, our understanding of Celtic knots can only be based on the facts that we do know for sure. This information is used to some shed light on their interpretation and allows us to make educated guesses on what they may have represented.
Experts study the locations of where celtic knots are found. Added to this, we can use what we know about the people that the artwork, used and wore these designs to interpret their meaning. Celtic Knots were often engraved into stone in burial sites for example. They are believed to have represented faith, declare unity between people and in some cases, to protect against evil spirits.
Most commonly though, these continuous patterns are thought to have referenced eternity and eternal life Celtic knots famously comprise of one continuous line, with no beginning and no end and so are often regarded as a symbol of infinity.
This coaster is 9cm in diameter. It is made with British leather in natural tan colour and has a water proof coating applied.
If you would like this coaster with a stain applied please note the colour on your order.
Available in singular pieces or sets of 2,4,6 or 8 and they come with a complementary gift box.
Please note: Leather is a natural product so appearance and size may differ slightly from piece to piece.