Ogham Art offers art, jewelry, home décor & custom work featuring Ogham, the first written form of the Irish language.
Founded in October 2010 by Colleen & Christopher Conway, Ogham Art was built out of a love of Ireland and the hidden corners of its history. Their mission is to celebrate the beautiful writing system of Ogham in artistic and creative fashions including prints, jewelry, home décor and custom work. Colleen & Christopher are driven to create based on legend, culture and passion. Ogham Art has allowed them to dive into an ancient civilization and morph it with modern presentation. Your presence written in the past. Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 4th and 8th centuries.
Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain. Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right. Ogham was carved into stones and trees to mark land boundaries or to commemorate a member of the community. Today there are roughly 400 surviving stones featuring proper names, ancestral and tribal affiliations, and Latin words.
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