Artwork Explained: Three Knots

Artwork Explained: Three Knots

This week we launched the Three Knots apparel range featuring an assortment of original, hand drawn intricate knotwork. Celtic knotwork designs date back to as early as the third or fourth century.

Although Celtic knotwork is fairly abstract, it is believed there is rich history and meaning behind these patterns. Although it is inevitable that much of the true meaning of these artworks have been lost through time there is still a general consensus of the meanings of the knots. 

Celtic art was almost always made up of some sort of interwoven patterns and knotwork; it is said that these knots are complete loops that have no end and no beginning and could be said to represent eternity whether this means loyalty, faith, friendship or love.

Only one thread is used in each design which symbolizes how life and eternity are interconnected. These complex designs are used decoratively on a variety of items including, monuments, jewelry, plates, mugs, clothing and even cutlery.

Celtic knots were also used as decorations, spiritual charms, and also as teaching aids.  It is said that these symbols were called upon by the ancient Celts in order  to provide strength as well as wisdom in times of trial.

This work of wearable art was created exclusively for Lunafide by the insanely talented Sébastien Chailloux @C.e.l.t.i.x. We hope you love this design just as much as we do! 

-Lunafide Team 💛

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