The Beauty of Irish Celtic Rugs
Celtic Rugs – Few locations conjure images of magic and mystery like Stonehenge. It rises from the mists in Wiltshire, England to inspire mystical riddles. Some believe that the site was sacred to the ancient druids. Others assert that the curious circle of standing stones is an ancient monument for marking pagan holidays. All agree that the location of Stonehenge has become an iconic representation of Celtic mythology.
Regardless of one’s spiritual beliefs, the beauty of Celtic artwork cannot be disputed. Celtic symbols like the Triquetra convey both beauty and mysticism. The interesting spirals and loops of Celtic art are reflective of a belief in the circular nature of life. The Celtic knots, crosses, and Leprechaun (green man figures) are all possessed of meaning that goes beyond mere aesthetics, but they can also be appreciated as elegant works of art in a non spiritual context.
Beautiful handmade Celtic rugs are still crafted today by some of the finest artisans in Ireland and Scotland. But there are also manufacturers located in the USA that incorporate the beauty of the different design motifs that we usually see in Celtic rugs. Some handmade rugs are made from the finest wool and are a blend of both luxury as well as meaning.
The designs found on a Celtic area rug can be very diverse. The colors tend to be vibrant and reflective of nature’s beauty. Rugs may combine lush greens with the gold of autumn leaves. They may be as dark blue as the night sky with lighter accents that mimic the light of the moon and stars. The patterns will usually lean upon the Celtic knot or other interlinking elements.
You cannot bring Stonehenge to your home, but you can have a beautiful Celtic rug. The presence of such an area rug in your living space adds mystical flair. There is something calming about these ancient patterns and colors which will help you to create a happy environment.