Our world contains so many cultures. And each culture had an influence for every sphere of life. So we need to learn history to see more wonderful and unique designs it has for us! And in this blog we want to share with you about celtic (Irish) walking canes.
Celtic (Irish) walking canes
The Celts were a collection of tribes with origins in central Europe that shared a similar language, religious beliefs, traditions and culture. It’s believed that the Celtic culture started to evolve as early as 1200 B.C. The Celts spread throughout western Europe—including Britain, Ireland, France and Spain—via migration. Their legacy remains most prominent in Ireland and Great Britain, where traces of their language and culture are still prominent today.
The existence of the Celts was first documented in the seventh or eighth century B.C. The Roman Empire, which ruled much of southern Europe at that time, referred to the Celts as “Galli,” meaning barbarians.
However, the Celts (pronounced with a hard “c” or “k” sound) were anything but barbarians, and many aspects of their culture and language have survived through the centuries.
Neither the Romans nor the Anglo-Saxons, who took what is now England from the Romans in the fifth century A.D., were able to successfully invade Ireland. This enabled the Celtic tribes that had settled there—namely, the Gaels and the Irish—to survive, and allowed their culture to flourish.
When Christianity arrived in Ireland with St. Patrick in 432 A.D., many Celtic traditions were incorporated into the “new” religion. In fact, it’s said by some historians that Catholicism was able to take over as the dominant religion on the island following the mass killing of Druids, the religious leaders of the Gaels.
However, even with Christianity’s new-found prominence, traces of Celtic culture remain. Ireland’s national symbol, the shamrock (a green, three-pronged leaf) represents the “Holy Trinity” of Catholic tradition—the Father (God), son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.
The Celtic cross represents the region’s unique take on the Catholic cross. In addition, many Celtic folklore stories, such as the legend of Cu Chulainn, are still told in Ireland.
Across Europe, the Celts have been credited with many artistic innovations, including intricate stone carving and fine metalworking.
As a result, elaborate Celtic designs in artifacts crafted from gold, silver and precious gemstones are a major part of museum collections throughout Europe and North America.
Irish Walking Cane
Ireland is at the heart of global cane culture, contributing immensely to the niche of classic and vintage canes. This is perhaps due to the Irish geographical conditions that include many hiking hills and outdoorsy green pastures. The Irish are known to have been using walking canes for a very long time. Today, the countryside of Ireland invites attention of professional hikers and people who like to idea of exploring outdoors.
The Irish cane: serving purpose with style Irish canes are widely regarded as the best choice among stronger, resilient natural-looking canes. Designed for avid walkers, most Irish canes are perfect to cover large distances. Every popular Irish walking cane has the credentials of serving dutifully without any maintenance issues. Mostly, Irish Canes are equipped with curly ram’s horn crooks handle but you can get knob handle options too. Knob-handled Irish Canes are counted among the eternal favorites in many part of Europe.