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Beautifully designed and woven Celtic Scarf by Calzeat of Scotland.
All over subtle Celtic Knots with a Celtic Border of a Celtic Salmon each end which is slightly raised with chenille yarn.
Colour Khaki green with rust and gold border
55% Acrylic, 45% Pure New Wool
Size: 15.5 x 70 inches (39 x 178 cm) includes the fringe
3 in stock
Scotland boasts some of the most renowned salmon rivers in the whole world but the Celtic legend of ' The Salmon of Knowledge' belongs to Ireland and what a great story it is.
In Irish mythology the beginning of the world starts with a great flood similar to the Christian story of Noah with Fintan surviving the flood by becoming a salmon. As the waters receded he swam up the river Boyne and found the safety of a deep pool shaded with nine hazel trees. Each tree had one nut and they contained all the knowledge of the world. When the nuts matured and fell to the river the salmon ate them and the knowledge of the world was transferred to him. It came to pass that a Druid poet, Finegas, dreamt he would catch the salmon and so gain all the world's knowledge. At this time there was a band of hero warriors called Fianna, but due to a dispute a young boy Fionn MacCumhaill was sent to Finegas for safety and schooling. Every day Finegas fished hoping to catch the magical fish and one day he did. Overjoyed he asked Fionn to cook it. As he did so some hot fat splashed from the pan and burned his thumb. As he sucked his thumb some of the knowledge was transferred to him. When Finegas realised what had happened he allowed his young protegé to eat the whole salmon and Fionn MacCumhaill became the greatest man of Ireland.
|Dimensions||178 × 39 cm|
Celtic Knots, Creatures
Wool and Acrylic