Môr Draig Penannular Brooch, sterling & gold

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Product Description

The newest addition to the Môr Draig series. Môr Draig is Welsh for sea dragon. We have coordinating earrings and a gem pendant as well.

For the Môr Draig Penannular, Rob put the sea dragons on each end and gave them a solid backing with additional bead accents. He accented the shank with S-curves above the dragon heads. A simple pin is ready to attach these, not quite fearsome, dragons to your cloak, kilt or any sturdy fabric.

The Môr Draig Penannular measures about 1 1/2 inches long and wide, with the pin about 2 inches long. This mixed metal version has a silver shank and pin, with the pin top and finials in gold.

About Penannular brooches: The Celtic brooch, more properly called the penannular brooch, is a type of clothes fastener. They are especially associated with the beginning of the Early Medieval period in Ireland and Britain. Beginning as utilitarian fasteners in the Iron Age and Roman period, they are especially associated with the highly ornate brooches produced in precious metal for the elites of Ireland and Scotland from about 700 to 900. Penannular brooches feature a long pin attached by its head to a ring. The pin can move freely around the ring as far as the terminals, which are close together. The penannular brooch is a simple and efficient way of fastening loosely woven cloth (where the pin will not leave a permanent hole).