Irish Tara Brooch
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The Tara Brooch 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 Tara Brooch is shaped by, incorporated into, emerge out of, or appear to be escaping the heart in its own unique way.
- Tara Brooch, 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.
The Tara Brooch is an ancient Celtic metalwork masterpiece, dates to roughly 700AD. The Celtic Brooch was discovered in 1850 in County Meath and today can be found displayed in the national museum of Ireland.
The Tara Brooch is an example of Bronze Age craftsmanship. Materials used to make brooch were of exceptionally high quality. The brooch is seven inches long and would have taken all the techniques, skills, and talent of one goldsmith to produce. It was made in many small pieces which were then fixed into place.
Named after the Hill of Tara, once the seat of High Kings. The Tara Brooch is an extremely popular piece of Celtic Jewelry that was worn by women and men to fasten capes, cloaks, and other clothing. Tara Brooch remains one of the more popular Celtic Brooches today.