The Three-Arm Saint Brigid’s Cross is an alternative to the original Saint Brigid’s Crosses.
For generations, St. Brigid has been known as the great link between Pagan past and Christian present, while the St. Brigid’s cross has been connected with timeless Irish folk traditions. St. Brigid’s Day is celebrated on February 1st which marks the beginning of the season of Spring.
One of the ancient Irish customs includes the hand-weaving of the St. Brigid’s cross at the onset of Spring. The cross is woven from rushes grown along the river Shannon which are cut to length to make the cross. Traditionally, the cross was hung over the entrance doors of houses and shops to protect the building from harm. Today, the cross is commonly seen in various rooms throughout the home in order to enhance the attractiveness of the room to one’s eye.
The same rushes are used in both the Three-Arm Saint Brigid’s Crosses and the Four-Arm Saint Brigid’s Crosses. We have three variations of the Three-Arm Saint Brigid’s Crosses: 7″, 8.5″ and 10″.
Our Saint Brigid’s Cross comes complete with a complimentary history tag.