Celtic Serpent Large Round Antiqued Penannular Stylish Pewter Brooch
Stylish Pewter Brooch
Celtic Penannular Brooch
measures 93.00mm (3.66 inches) x 77.00mm (3.03 inches)
Celtic Serpent Penannular Design
This Celtic Serpent Antiqued Penannular Brooch is expertly crafted with beautiful Stylish Pewter. The true penannular brooch is especially nice for ladies" dress wear, on a sash at the shoulder, on a fine scarf or shawl, or on a kilted skirt (instead of a long pin). The brooch also features eight opal coloured glass stones and three larger Lapis Lazuli coloured stones.
This brooch measures approximately 93.00mm (3.66 inches) x 77.00mm (3.03 inches). Each coloured glass stone is different so there may be variations in the piece that you do receive. Secures to garment by way of pin with locking, safety catch. Supplied in a satin and velvet gift box.
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This handcrafted Brooch will become family treasures that will last through the ages!
This beautiful Brooch is a perfect gift for any occasion. Wearing this beauty will provide you endless pleasure.
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Perfect for any occasion. This is a gift that will be proudly worn by any member of your family.
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The very first brooches of this kind date back to the eighth century. The ancient Celtic people were the first to devise a way of pinning garments together. The Penannular or open ring brooch is among the most ancient of jewellery worn with articles of clothing. In ancient times, brooches were merely used as fasteners to hold clothing together, the Celtic people used them to fasten their cloaks.
The original brooches were used much like the modern day safety pin. Penannular brooches, used as cloak pins, were worn by the Celts in Britain from about the third century into early Christian times. Worn at the shoulder or breast, the brooches were as small as an inch in diameter, or quite large.
Some were plain bronze, iron or copper, and some jewelled and decorated with gilt, but all had one thing in common: a long loose pin that could slide around the ring. Penannular means almost a ring. Some were pseudo-penannular, i.e., made to look like true penannulars, except that the opening, although indicated, was closed.
To use a true penannular gather a fold of fabric, bring the pin through from back to front through the opening, and then turn the ring to keep it on firmly. Sounds complicated? It isn't, and besides, six centuries of Celts did it to keep their cloaks on.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CELTS
For 800 years the Celts were the most powerful people in central and northern Europe. There were many tribes of Celts who spoke related languages,shared similar customs and beliefs, and created works of art in closely connected styles. Invaders, such as the Romans, eventually drove them from their lands, although they never managed to conquer all the Celts, with parts of Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland continuing under Celtic rule until about AD1100. It is in these lands that Celtic art and designs survived, carved into stone crosses and discovered on jewellery and ornaments. Religious scholars and monks adopted the traditions of Celtic art, creating illuminated texts such as the Book of Kells. The Celtic Cross evolved, with the circle that surrounds the cross symbolising the "great wheel of life" and knotwork denoting the binding of the soul to the world.