The Irish word for life - "beatha" - presented in Ogham in the trunk of a Celtic Tree of Life designed by Douglas Cavanaugh of Celtic Hammer Club. Our Ogham and Doug's artwork are digitally paired and then dimensionally printed in earthen hues of greens and browns.
- Presented as 8x10 in white mat and black wood frame (includes glass, open-front box, and backing with installed hangers)
- Includes a descriptive label on the back of the mat and frame along with a 4x6 card explaining the history of the Ogham alphabet
Due to the intricate details of Doug's art, we offer this print in 8x10 only.
Ships within 1-3 business days. USPS shipping times are in addition to this handling period.
Ogham Art is thrilled to collaborate with artist/graphic designer Douglas Cavanaugh in the creation of our Tree of Life Ogham print. Doug is inspired by Northern European history and at Celtic Hammer Club, you can find all of his creations including Norse and Celtic artwork, apparel and accessories.
Here is a brief summary of the Ogham alphabet. Stay tuned for more detailed posts in the days to come. Sign up below for the Ogham Art Newsletter to receive email notifications about new postings, blogs, products and events.
Colleen & Chris
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.
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.