St. Brigid, also known as “Mary of the Gael”, is an abbess and patroness of Ireland, and founder of the first Irish monastery in County Kildare, Ireland. She’s also accredited with first creating the unique cross which bears her name. It’s made from woven rushes and is thought to keep evil, fire and hunger from the homes in which it is displayed. The story goes that an old pagan chieftain on his deathbad summoned Brigit to him to calm his restless spirit. She began weaving a cross, and it’s thought her calming words brought peace to his soul. Since that day, it’s now custom in Ireland to fashion a St. Brigid's Cross of straw or rushes inside your home on the 1st of February.
Polish frame with a soft cloth and a wax based furniture polish.
Do not use abrasive materials or polishes.
Dimensions: H: 8 Inch W: 8 Inch D: 1 Inch