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Ogham Art Happy Christmas Nollaig Shona Pewter Ornament
Ogham Art Happy Christmas Nollaig Shona Pewter Ornament

Happy Christmas (Nollaig Shona) Pewter Ornament

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Distressed pewter ornament which reads "Happy Christmas" in English across the top and in Irish across the bottom - "Nollaig Shona". Ogham detail in center reads "Nollaig Shona".

Made of fine, handcrafted pewter. Two-sided, 2 3/4" diameter on a knotted satin string. Packaged in green organza bag with descriptive tag and insert.

Our pewter ornaments are hand-sculpted into resin models, cast into pewter molds then poured and tumbled. They are not engraved, inscribed or etched and therefore we do not offer them personalized.

 

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