Pewter Luckenbooth Thistle Brooch
This pin consists of the Luckenbooth and Scotland’s traditional thistle. The Luckenbooth features a heart, crown, and hands. Symbolizing love, loyalty, and friendship respectfully, the Luckenbooth dates back to the 17th century. Since their rise in popularity, Scots have given brooches and necklaces as tokens of betrothal, affection and friendship. Metalworkers make each brooch from polished pewter. Each brooch measures approximately 1.5″ wide at the largest point.
- Features a thistle and a luckenbooth
- Measures approximately 1.5″ wide
- Made from polished pewter
The Celtic Croft carries a wide selection of brooches and products from Scotland that feature the Luckenbooth motif and other Scottish designs. The name comes from the luckenbooths of Edinburgh where jewelry and trinkets used to be sold, including this type of brooch. Luckenbooth is a Scots word for a lockable stall or workshop. You might also like these luckenbooth themed products: Luckenbooth Pin Brooch made in Scotland and Champagne Flutes Luckenbooth Wedding Set.
Check out our wide selection of brooches. Click the following links to browse our brooches: Claddagh Brooch, Encircled Trinity Pin Brooch, Five Stone Pewter Celtic Cross Brooch, Celtic Cross Antiqued Pewter Brooch and Pendant, and St. Bridget’s Cross Pewter Brooch.
The Scottish Thistle: The Legend and Meaning
Most people know and easily recognize the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. Researchers believe that Scots chose the thistle as their first national flower.
Legend has it that a field of thistles saved a party of sleeping Scots warriors from an ambush by Norse invaders. When one of the Norse attackers trod on a thistle field with his bare feet, his cries and screams roused the Scots. The ambush became ineffective, and the Scots defeated the invaders. The Scots’ victory was all thanks to the thistle’s thorns! They then adopted the thistle as the symbol of Scotland. It represents the bravery, devotion, durability, strength, and determination of the Celtic people.