Friday, 16 November 2012

Celtic Knot Bracelets

Who would have thought that the Celtic knot actually had origins in ancient Egypt? I always thought they were actually Welsh, but going back in time there is evidence to support the fact that they were passed on from Coptic Egypt. Old Celtic manuscripts and knot work are very similar to those found in ancient Egypt. Knowledge over time then got passed to England, Scotland and Wales. The Celtic Christians then then took the Celtic knots to have "Spiritual significance" and developed their knot work even further and became more complex.

I took the opportunity to do a little research on the Celtic knot after creating a collection of micro macrame bracelets which again is knotting and combining them with the Celtic knot.

I hope you enjoy my latest creations and have learnt a little about the origin of the Celtic knot itself.