Stash your valuables away from prying eyes with this Book Box version of a celtic knot motif.
Our book boxes are hand crafted quality products with various designs printed on leatherette and hand binded to a wood book box frame. Great for storage on a book shelf, coffee, office, or side table or an accent for your interior design.
Large box: 10.5" x 8" x 2.75" Small box: 8.25" x 5.85" x 2"
Large box: 9.65" x 6.4" x 2.25" deep. Small box: 7.35" x 4.25" x 1.5" deep.
The Celtic Knot on this Book Box is a very old ancient celtic knotwork design. Celtic knots are a variety of knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decoration, used extensively in the Celtic style of Insular art. These knots are most known for their adaptation for use in the ornamentation of Christian monuments and manuscripts, such as the 8th-century St. Teilo Gospels, the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. Most are endless knots, and many are varieties of basket weave knots.
Celtic knot spirals, step patterns, and key patterns are dominant motifs in Celtic art before the Christian influence on the Celts, which began around 450 A.D. These designs found their way into early Christian manuscripts and artwork with the addition of depictions from life, such as animals, plants and even humans. In the beginning, the patterns were intricate interwoven cords, called plaits, which can also be found in other areas of Europe, such as Italy, in the 6th century.