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Ogham Art Anam Cara Soul Friend Print
Ogham Art Anam Cara Soul Friend Print
Ogham Art Anam Cara Soul Friend Print
Ogham Art Anam Cara Soul Friend Print

Soul Friend (Anam Cara) Prints

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The Irish words for Soul Friend - "Anam Cara" - presented in Ogham.  The original print is hand-painted and then dimensionally printed in warm hues of green and gold. 

Choose from 4 different presentations with white mats & black wood frames:

  • Side-by-side Ogham available 5x7 
  • Side-by-side Ogham with Irish footer text available 8x10 
  • Single Ogham with Irish footer text available (with outer dimensions of 10.5x18.5)
  • 3-window framed presentation: left window side-by-side Ogham, center window left blank, right window Irish text with double spiral

Ships within 1-3 business days. USPS shipping times are in addition to this handling period.

 

Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.

Ogham Alphabet

Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.

Ogham was carved into stones and trees to mark land boundaries or to commemorate a member of the community. Today there are roughly 400 surviving stones featuring proper names, ancestral and tribal affiliations, and Latin words.
Ogham Stone Kilmalkedar Dingle County Kerry