This unique ceramic tile depicting the Celtic Cross Knot is handcrafted of clay, hand-painted, provided with a white crackle glaze, and fired to a permanent finish. The edge of the tile has a wavy, paper-like edge that floats above the surface and forms a nice contrast with the black wooden board upon which the tile is mounted. The wall hanging measures 7.5" square, arrives boxed, and is ready to hang. Individually handmade in Canada. Though the Celtic Cross has origins in ancient Ireland, the cross is rich in history and is today revered by many cultures. Though a basic version of the symbol was in use prior to Christianity, there is no question that the Celtic Cross became a significant religious symbol in the days when the Irish Celts converted to Christianity. Today, that significance remains, as the Celtic Cross stands as a proud symbol of one's Irish/Scottish/Welsh heritage, and is considered an important symbol of protection and faith. The circle surrounding the cross is considered a symbol of eternity, while the elaborate interwoven nature is the result of the influence of the Celtic Knot.