Celtic art is full of patterns, spirals,
animals and color. Like their daily life, their art was lively. They
made colorful jewelry, fabulous fabrics, beautiful pottery, musical
instruments, shapely figurines of bronze and gold, strong wheels
for carts and wagons and strong weapons out of iron.
Artisans were highly respected. They did not
owe any military service to the nobles. They did not work in the
fields. If they were talented, they gained wealth and comfort. They
were free to travel and sell their goods to other clans. Artists
were appreciated and encouraged.
The Celtic cross, popular for
over a thousand years, was not designed by the Celts until the early
middle ages. But Celtic knots, the designs used on the cross, have
been around much longer than that. The Celts are famous for their
designs of knots. These designs appear on crosses, jewelry, sword
handles, and fabrics.
Celtic Knots to Color in
Celtic Knots (on your computer, with a felt pen, and more)
is Celtic and what is knot?
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