Irish High Cross
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The High Cross is created by Adelle Hickey, established Irish Designer, and owner, of Hearts of Ireland, a small, Dublin-based, crafter. Adelle uses practices that are founded directly in the hand-made and hand-crafted community and Irish craft industry.
Hearts of Ireland set out to celebrate Irish culture through the use of Celtic symbols to create a visual expression to capture the unique essence of Irish history and culture. The High Cross is shaped by, incorporated into, emerge out of, or appear to be escaping the heart in its own unique way.
- High Cross, size: 27 x 29cm – printed on 300 gms Ivory
As each design is individually printed to create a hand-printed product dispatch time for the handprints is between 5 to 7 days.
High Crosses, also known as Celtic Crosses, is one of the most distinct symbols of Ireland. High Crosses have their Christian symbol has its roots in ancient pagan beliefs. High Crosses can be found on old monastic sites and located throughout the Irish landscape.
It is believed they were erected around the 9th century that the earliest crosses in Ireland were made of wood and metal and much smaller than the stone monuments we see today.