This plaid brooch is a stag mounted on a Thistle border. Made in Scotland. Cast in brass with an antiqued silver finish. 3 1/4" with a large sturdy pin. Matching buckle available.
In Celtic legend, which predates heraldry, the stag is a very powerful symbol. In early history, the stag in Ireland and Scotland was a very large and powerful animal. One of the rituals relating to leadership was to have the candidate hunt and kill a stag using only a knife made from a stag's horn. The person would then take on the persona of the stag, gaining its strength and wisdom.
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