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This apron from Charles Gallen is inspired by Ireland’s most famous illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells.
Written in the 9th century, the Book of Kells has long been considered Ireland’s first national treasure for its ornate and vibrant designs that combine Christian iconography with traditional Irish motifs that predate St. Patrick’s conversion of the island.
This apron features intricately drawn peacocks swirling around each other in the form of Celtic knots, which medieval Irish scribes used to symbolize the interconnectivity of everything in the universe.
Though not native to Ireland, the colorful birds demonstrate the breadth of Ireland’s connection to the rest of the world at the time and show its prominent place in the history of western scholarship.
A bold addition to the kitchen of any chef who wants to show off their unique Irish connections.
Available in blue and white or green and yellow with slight variations on the detail color.
One Size. Loops over head and ties in back. Approximately 19in x 29in.