Celtic Cross Pewter Kilt Belt Buckle
This Celtic Cross Pewter Kilt Belt Buckle features a Celtic Cross design with such attention to detail. Scottish craftsmen cast this buckle in pewter. Made to fit all standard kilt belts (2.25″ wide). Measures approximately 3.5 X 2.5 inches. Sharp, clean, and unique looking!
- Made in Scotland
- Cast pewter buckle
- Fits all standard kilt belts (2.25″ wide)
- Measures approximately 3.5 X 2.5 inches
History Behind the Celtic Cross
The cross on this buckle more closely resembles a cross pattern than a Celtic cross, as we know it. This is a Christian cross used on many royal crowns in Christian countries, including Britain. The trefoil knots give it a Celtic flair, however.
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. You can see that this product is decorated with intricate interlacing that imitates the ornamentation found in early illuminated manuscripts and on stone Celtic crosses.
The knots on the four feet of the cross form triquetras, aka trefoil knots. Many Celtic people wear or display objects with a triquetra motif in order to connect with, honor, and share their heritage. Celtic Christians also use the triquetra to symbolize the Trinity. Some people call this symbol by other names, such as “trinity knot” or “trefoil knot”. Trefoil means three-leafed. Many of our products have this motif, and we use the symbol on our logo in order to easily identify us as a Celtic company.