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Traditional Irish Designs

 

Traditional Irish Aran Throw
Traditional Irish Aran Throw
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Aran knitting is well known for its wealth of intricate stitches and symbolism. In this cozy, cream-colored wool throw, the diamond stitch represents prosperity, the honeycomb stitch represents the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands. Knit from 100% merino wool.


$129.00
Traditional Irish Aran Pillow
Traditional Irish Aran Pillow
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Few things are more evocative of Ireland than the intricate knitting of the Aran Islands. Traditionally, the sweaters of the Aran fisherman were made by their mothers, sisters, and daughters—each sweater providing vital warmth and a tie to home and family. Bring the cozy feel of Aran knitting home with this soft, 100% merino wool pillow. The patchwork pattern incorporates three distinct Aran stiches: the diamond stitch represents prosperity, the honeycomb stitch represents the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands.


Available colors: Gray, Natural, Red
$89.00
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
Irish Asymmetrical Cardigan
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

In a contemporary twist on traditional Irish Aran knitting, our natural ivory cardigan has an asymmetrical wrap style with a single button that creates a cowl-like neck. The textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The patchwork of different stitches speaks to the ingenuity of generations of knitters.


Available colors: Blue, Natural
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
$62.99
Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
Irish Aran Pocket Scarf
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

With a cable stitch adapted from classic Aran Islands knits, and deep hand-warmer pockets at each end, our rich red merino wool scarf is the perfect accessory for cool-weather sightseeing.


$69.00
$12.99
Irish Donegal Tweed Patchwork Scarf
Irish Donegal Tweed Patchwork Scarf
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Category: Clothing/Accessories/Scarves and Shawls

Artisans in Donegal Town carry on an age-old tradition of quilting with this patchwork tweed and knit wool scarf. Weather-resistant and extremely durable, Donegal wool tweed has long been one of the world's highest quality fabrics and a symbol of the Irish county where it is made. Patches of herringbone, plaid, checks, and heather make up one side of this colorful scarf. The opposite side is a cozy wool knit in a cable-stitch pattern. Each scarf is unique and patterns will vary.


$89.00
Men's Irish Celtic Wool Pullover
Men's Irish Celtic Wool Pullover
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

Croagh Patrick, where Ireland's patron saint spent 40 days fasting, is the country's most famous pilgrimage site. On "Reek Sunday," the final Sunday in July, tens of thousands of pilgrims climb its 2,500-foot peak. Nestled at Croagh Patrick's feet is the picturesque town of Westport, with majestic mountains on one side and the wild Atlantic on the other. It is here that our worsted wool pullover is made. Its thick-knit collar is inviting on cold days, and the three-quarter buttoned neck allows for easy layering. The Celtic knot design is inspired by the 8th-century Book of Kells.


Available sizes: Large, Medium, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Connemara Marble and Silver Irish Charm Bracelets, Set of 3
Connemara Marble and Silver Irish Charm Bracelets, Set of 3
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Connemara, in western Ireland, is home to the mottled green marble that's known as the country's national gem. The Walsh family, in Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, have been working with Connemara marble for three generations, and craft these stretchy beaded bracelets by hand. Each is paired with a sterling silver charm that reflects an element of Irish culture: a Celtic cross, a claddagh, and a shamrock.


$59.00
Irish Pewter Compass
Irish Pewter Compass
(Based on 12 reviews)
Category: Home Décor/Historic Collectibles
The history of pewter-casting in Ireland dates back more than 800 years, where it was first found in the castles and manors of wealthy patrons. This functional pewter-finished compass is decorated with a hand-etched Celtic design inspired by the elaborate illustrations found in the eighth-century Book of Kells. Made in County Westmeath in central Ireland, near the shores of Lough Derravaragh. Includes a woven strap and belt clip.
$39.00
$29.99
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
Men's Irish Aran Turtleneck Sweater
(Based on 19 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

The complex stitches of fishermen’s sweaters in Ireland’s Aran Islands have become a worldwide symbol of Irish culture. The stitches have come to represent auspicious wishes and elements of island life. The honeycomb stitch in this navy blue turtleneck represents the rewards of hard work, while the diamond stands for fishing nets, the key to success on the harsh North Atlantic.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural, Navy
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$149.00
Irish Aran Belted Sweater Jacket
Irish Aran Belted Sweater Jacket
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Women's Clothing/Sweaters

For more than a century, knitters on Ireland's rugged Aran islands have been developing the intricate stitches for which their sweaters are known. This belted cardigan mixes today's style with time-honored handcrafted technique in a cable and trellis pattern.


Available colors: Grey, Natural, Red
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$165.00
Irish Celtic Knot Druzy Necklace
Irish Celtic Knot Druzy Necklace
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

The Celtic knot, or triquetra, that frames this sparkling necklace dates back to the 6th-century, when art from Ireland and the British Isles developed into a style that was unique from the rest of Europe. Illuminated manuscripts like the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Book of Durrow, and the Book of Kells are full of illustrations featuring complex knotwork. In Celtic and Pagan traditions, the triquetra symbolizes earth, sun, and sky, or the stages of a woman’s life: young woman, mother, and grandmother. In Christian tradition, it is a symbol of the holy trinity.


$139.00
Irish Aran Throw
Irish Aran Throw
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Category: Home Décor/Home Accents

Aran knitting is well known for its wealth of intricate stitches and symbolism. In this cozy, cream-colored wool throw, the diamond stitch represents prosperity, the honeycomb stitch represents the hard work of the honeybee and the rewards of an industrious life, and the cable stitch stands in for the fishing rope that was so essential to livelihood on the Aran Islands. Knit from 100% merino wool.


Available colors: Gray, Natural, Red
$129.00
Celtic Pewter Key Chain
Celtic Pewter Key Chain
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Travel/Travel Accessories

Bring some of the luck o' the Irish wherever you go with this pewter and steel keychain, embellished with a classic Celtic trinity knot, also called the triquetra. Found in ancient Celtic texts like the Book of Kells, it has also become a symbol of the Christian holy trinity. In Celtic tradition, it symbolizes strength and unity—the knot itself has no beginning or end.


$28.00
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan
(Based on 21 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Men's Clothing/Sweaters

In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and shamrock,” writes fashion historian Deirdre McQuillan. It wasn’t until the home crafts movement at the end of the 19th century that Aran’s distinctive patterns became known around the world. Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a few generations ago.


Available colors: Charcoal, Natural
Available sizes: Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$159.00
Celtic Cross Necklace
Celtic Cross Necklace
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces

The intricate Celtic cross—often decorated with elaborate trinity knots and scrollwork—may have first been used by St. Patrick as a symbol to convert Druids in Ireland. Combining the Christian cross with monuments that represented more earthly spirituality such as the sun and moon and tree of life would have linked pagan and Christian beliefs and helped the saint deliver his message throughout Ireland. Today many people are drawn to the design more as an expression of Irish or Scottish family ties than as a religious symbol.


$59.00
$15.99