The Skinnet Cross design was taken from an 8th century Pictish cross-slab that was found in the Thurso Museum. These large stone slabs always have carving on both sides and are unique to Scotland. The knotwork on the face of the cross symbolizes the eternal theme; the Alpha and Omega - beginning and end in the eternal circle. This is the very essence of the Celtic never-ending knotwork designs. At the bottom, there is a very old Pictish symbol called the rams-horn and is a variation of the spiral.
Artisan Crosses & Plaques Handcrafted and finished in Fredericksburg, Texas
Each object is inspired by an actual monument or historical piece and has a reference to the time period and culture. Once a subject is selected, it is hand carved in clay by the artists from which a mold is made. The items are cast with a sturdy cast stone material and go through several processes to make it look as close to the ancient stone carvings as possible.