The St. Bridgid's Cross is placed in cottages, and out-offices on her feast day, February 1st, the day on which she died about 524 AD. It is believed this emblem protects the home, and animals from evil, and want. Tradition tells us that some time later every county in Ireland had its own design of St Brigid cross, however because of the nature of the material few specimens remain today. Presently Patricia weaves three different designs and these come in many different sizes.
In the months of June and July Patricia can be seen togged out in chest waders and armed with a sickle cutting the raw material- Bulrush (botanical name Scirpus Lacustris) on the river Shannon and various lakes and rivers in the west of Ireland. The material is then dried out slowly indoors and after a number of weeks is ready for use.
As each piece is crafted uniquely by hand in Ireland, please expect some differences in colour (deeper or lighter browns) from the photo. Each one is truly unique!
Mini: 6.5" x 6.5"