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Arguably as much a national symbol of Ireland as the shamrock or the harp, St. Brigid’s cross has its origins in pre-Christian Ireland and has since become most closely associated with Ireland’s female patron saint, St. Brigid.
Today, they are woven from reeds, rushes, or sometime synthetic material on February 1, the historic beginning of spring in pagan Ireland and now celebrated as St. Brigid’s feast day.
The cross is often hung over the entryway to a home to protect the house from harm.
Belleek’s St. Brigid’s Cross Ornament draws from that tradition and is hand painted with shamrocks and edge detailing in Belleek’s signature style.
Made from the finest porcelain that the company is known for, the cross is an ideal Christmas decoration or everyday charm.
Belleek was founded in 1849 and quickly became a favorite of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Known for their exquisite designs and Parian porcelain, Belleek is Ireland’s oldest fine china pottery.
Measures approx. 3.5in square. Gold hanging cord included.
Shamrocks and stems lovingly rendered by master Irish artists
The symbol of Ireland's most important female patron saint
Designed to resemble traditional St. Brigid's crosses woven from reeds