This crios is in the high key colours beloved of the Aran Islanders, Inis Meáin being one of the Aran Islands off Ireland's west coast.
This pattern is symmetrical, symbolizing the balance of the masculine and the feminine. In the center a red double helix suggests the essence of creation running through life. In Celtic Mythology red is a sacred colour, symbolizing the life blood. Yellow is the colour of the sun. Water and Air are also represented in the blues and white.
This cord is made from Aran Yarn from Ireland’s two remaining woollen mills in Kerry and Donegal. It measures 78" long and 2" wide, perfect for tying around the wedding couples hands twice, with room for the knot on top.
When weaving , I bring to it my highest quality of energy and attention. Weaving lends itself to this meditative state of mind. When making a Crios for a couple’s handfasting ritual, I weave my good wishes and intent into the piece for the couple on their wedding day and in their lives together.
traditional handfasting cord