Celtic Cross Antiqued Kilt Belt Buckle
This Celtic Cross Antiqued Kilt Belt Buckle features a Celtic Cross design. It is a cast brass buckle with an antiqued lacquer finish. This buckle is designed to fit all standard kilt belts (2.25″ wide). Measures approximately 4 X 3 inches.
- Cast Brass Buckle
- Antiqued Lacquer Finish
- Fits All Standard Kilt Belts
- Measures Approx. 4″ X 3″
History Behind the Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross is a symbol that originated from the high crosses found in Ireland dating between the 9th and 12th centuries. The cross itself stems from the Latin cross. However, the addition of the ring connecting the limbs of the cross set it apart. Stone workers added this ring in order to support the arms of the cross and provide a longer lifespan to the stone structure. This design rose in popularity during the Celtic Revival in the 1800s and people began to refer to it as a “Celtic Cross” starting in this time period. The intricate interlacing that decorates this buckle imitates the ornamentation found in early illuminated manuscripts and on stone Celtic crosses.