About this Piece
This stained glass trinity knot has been made using the Tiffany method from high quality stained glass. It can be displayed as a window ornament, or a beautiful house decoration.
The suncatcher measures approximately 3.5" x 3.7" (8cm x 9cm). It hangs on a tiger tail wire with a few Swarovski beads. The solder is well polished for extra shine.
Each item is a unique and handcrafted work of art. Natural variations in the glass make each piece a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
History of the Celtic Trinity
The leaf-life trinity knot, or triquetra (from the Latin 'three-cornered), was used by early Christans to represent the Holy Trinity, though the symbol has its roots in earlier pre-Christian religions, possibly existing thousands of years beforehand. Being such as versatile symbol, the triquetra has countless interpretations - the number three was an important number in Celtic symbolism, so possible meanings also include the unity of the earth/sea/sky, the three stages of life, or various triple-deities.
It came to prominence during the period of 'insular art' in the early middle ages, which combined early Christian and Celtic art. Some of its most famous incarnations are found within the artwork of the Book of Kells. It was popularized again during the Celtic revival of the 19th Century.
About the Maker
Ard aLume is a stained glass studio based in the town of Ballinrobe in County Mayo, specializing in dazzling items ranging from doors, windows, skylights, small panels, mirrors and candleholders to suncatchers and personalized gifts for all special occasions.
The designers, Magdalena and Daniel Dubaj, construct stained glass panels using the highest quality handmade glass. Their designs are entirely original, taking inspiration from the glass itself and natural variations in the material, making each finished piece a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
By using the same copper foiling technique as used by Louis Comfort Tiffany - an Art Nouveau pioneer of stained glass - they are able to produce vibrant glass gifts of incredible detail.