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Celtic Tree of Life Ogham Print
Celtic Tree of Life Ogham Print
Celtic Tree of Life Ogham Print
Celtic Tree of Life Ogham Print

Life (Beatha)

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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 in open front corrugated box perfect for gift wrapping
  • Includes a descriptive label on the back of the mat and frame along with a 4x6 card explaining the history of the Ogham alphabet

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Celtic Hammer Club

 

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. 

 

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