Lindisfarne Cross T-Shirt
The monastery of Lindisfarne was founded in AD 635 on a small outcrop of land, now known as holy island, lying among the sands off the Northumberland coast. The Lindisfarne Gospels made in north-east england less than a century after the introduction there of Christianity, are one of the great illuminated manuscripts of western Europe. This design is adopted from a section of the cross-caret page introducing the Gospel according to Sant Mark. The four holy men who made it are documented as Aldred, Eadfrith, Ethelwald and Billfrith. The Celts were the tribal peoples of Western Europe in the pre-Roman period, whose crafts-people created a brillant art style. The monks of the early Christian church incorporated these distinctive intricate weavings and knotwork patterns into their illuminated gospel manuscripts. Celtic patterning reflects the Celtic belief in the continutity of life, the interconecction of all things.
Designed by Welsh Artist Jen Delyth, inspired by the Spirit in Nature, Celtic mythology and symbolism. Jen's original Celtic Art work appeals to those who seek meaningful, profound images expressing deep and essential aspects of the Celtic tradition. Jen Delyth’s original Celtic artwork has been widely published and exhibited in North America, back in her native Wales and Internationally. She illustrates the best-selling “Celtic Mandala” calendar, journals and greeting cards, and has created a successful textile and gift line - Keltic Designs by Jen Delyth, that showcases her designs, fine art prints and paintings which have been exhibited with solo and group shows internationally. Also a writer on Celtic Mythology and Symbolism, her book Celtic Folk Soul - Art, Myth & Symbol is compilation of her artwork and writing from over 20 years.
*T-Shirts avaliable in short-sleeve standard unisex sizes only.