This beautiful St Brigid's Cross Hanging Ornament from Wild Goose Studio is a perfect gift for anyone this season. The ornament showcases one of Ireland’s most beloved symbols of rebirth and rejuvenation, St. Brigid’s Cross. This unique cross was traditionally made of reeds and hung over the doorway at the beginning of February to mark the first day of the season of Imbolc, or spring, to protect the house and family.
St. Brigid is the best-known and loved of Ireland’s female saints, associated with numerous holy wells throughout Ireland as well as the coming of spring. The ornament is cast in resin and coated with a beautiful bronze finish before being polished to bring out its hidden beauty. The mold is carved by hand by one of Wild Goose Studio’s master artists, creating a stunningly detailed design with artisanal style. A gold ribbon is included for hanging.
Wild Goose Studio was founded by artists Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth in Kinsale, County Cork in 1970 and has been creating high quality sculpted pieces of Irish art ever since. Their master artists draw inspiration from Ireland’s rich cultural heritage of stone carving, poetry, mythology and lore to craft beautifully contemporary pieces that will be treasured for years to come.