Triquetra (pronounced TRI ‘KWLTRA) comes from the Latin word tri (three), its original meaning was simply triangle. The Triquetra has been found on rune stones in Northern Europe and on early Germanic coins. It had pagan religious meanings and a resemblance to the valknut, a symbol associated with the Viking god Odin. The Triquetra is often found in Celtic art, mostly on metalwork and in manuscripts like the book of Kells, also on Celtic crosses and slabs from the early Christian period mainly as a background or filler. This knot has been recognized as a singular symbol for the past two centuries as a sign for special things and persons that are threefold. The symbol has been used by Christians as a sign of the Trinity Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Sometimes a circle is added to the design that goes through the three interconnected loops of the Triqueta. The circle emphasizes the unity of the three elements.
All of our house signs and plaques are produced using only Irish limestone mostly from Kilkenny, Roscommon, Galway or the Burren. All of our pieces are unique because of the millions of years they have taken to form. When looking at the stone you will be amazed to see the small sea creatures in fossil form whose shells formed the limestone over countless millions of years. Thanks to those tiny creatures, your house plaque holds a slice of time millions of years old making this house plaque unique and an interesting addition to your home or an interesting and unusual present for a loved one. All our limestone is supplied by God and nature and worked by man.