Ireland has an incredibly vibrant history that is rich in history and culture. Particularly symbolic for the Irish is the many Celtic symbols and emblems used across many traditional Irish Artifacts and crafts.
Paul Murphy, Managing Director of Murphy of Ireland, has created an infographic that explores the most prevalent and perhaps most popular artifacts along with an overview of Celtic design. These Artifacts range for the Aran Jumper to the Claddagh Ring, and the Tin Whistle to the Tweed Waistcoat and Cap. It takes an in depth view of the origins of these Artifacts, how they were made, and the many alluring and interesting facts that surround them.
Did you know for example that the hands on a Claddagh ring symbolise friendship? Or that Irish children would gather flowers, berries and even turf to dye the cloth that was woven into tweed waistcoats and cap? You might be surprised to know that the typical Aran Jumper has 100,000 carefully constructed stitches taking upwards of 2 month to complete.
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You can also learn more about Murphy of Ireland at www.murphyofireland.com. Murphy of Ireland has been selling high quality Irish clothing for over 75 years. Irish tweed jackets, vests and caps have been a staple part Irish culture for generations.