Rynhart

"The Men of Aran" Bronze Sculpture

Regular price $129.99 Sale price $115.99

About this Piece

The Men of Aran - “Pulling together”
 
The men of the Aran Islands used to carry their traditional fishing boats, known as a currach or naomhóg ('little saint') to the sea everyday, to bring home the catch of the day in order to sustain their community. They also wore the traditional Aran sweater woven with celtic knotwork, which represented prayers to keep them safe at sea. Lore has it that the seas around the islands were so dangerous that fishermen of times past wouldn't bother learning to swim, since they knew they'd have no chance against the wild currents.

Height: 150mm

About the Maker

Created by Jeanne Rynhart in 1981, Rynhart's bronze sculptures have been captivating people all over the world ever since. Each piece is individually handmade with delicate modelling, before a mold is made and the sculpture is cast in bronze. Finally, the piece is polished and finishing touches are added. 
Today the studio is run by Jeanne's daughter Audrey and her husband Les Elliot, who both manage the company from Glengarriff in West Cork.