The Llyn Cerrig Bach La Tene Triskel T-Shirt is another design from Sacred Knot Tattoo celebrating his Welsh heritage.
This is based on the crescent plaque found at Llyn Cerrig Bach, Ynys Môn, North Wales. This plaque, around the size of a dinner plate, was found in a bog along with many other items such as cauldrons, swords, spears, chariots and a gang chain. Some of these items when put in the bog lifetimes apart, so it was a long ongoing practice.
This item was placed in the bog around 2000 years ago and is thought to be part of a chariot but Sean disagrees.
"I think it was a torque on a wooden statue. I personally can’t think how this would have been mounted on a chariot axis or any other part of the vehicle and would make more sense to be adorning something where the symbol would have been more visible. Either way, this is a beautiful example of the motif highly present in British La Téne art of this period. Its true meaning is unknown, so we can only speculate as to what it is and means. To me it looks like a bird, and from studying other art of this period, this is the bird in its young state.
The curves and repetitive shapes never cease to fascinate me. I cannot say this symbol is directly connected to the druids for sure...if they even existed, but if they did they would have been highly familiar with this symbol. It could even have been the symbol at the core of their shared belief system, as it shows up across all of Britain and crossed over the tribal boarders of the time period".
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All designs are sharp, high quality screen prints on ethically sourced organic cotton. This AS T-Shirt is designed to fit so if you prefer a looser fitting T-Shirt, we would recommend considering the next size up.
Please check the size guide as we use more than one type of T-Shirt!
Size Chest (to fit):
38" / 97 cm
42" / 107 cm
46" / 117 cm
50" / 127 cm
|XXL||XL||52" / 132 cm|
In the picture, Richard is wearing a large and Annemieke a small. Please check the dimensions are correct for you as sizes differ between regions.