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The Questionable History Of The Pictish Axe

 

 

We recently had a customer that wanted to know a bit about the history of the Pictish Axe prior to making her purchase (she was buying the matching pendant to these earrings).  I have never actually looked at this ancient tool in much detail before and it made quite interesting reading. 

As well as being used for every day practical duties, the pictish axe also has a bit of a gruesome history as it was also used to behead enemies...... but you have to admit they really make lovely earrings! 

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Striking Image of Stones on the Isle of Skye

We came across this lovely image on the facebook page of www.landscapes365.com and we thought that you might appreciate it. The stone stands out against the starry sky behind it and it just makes you want to visit that site. 
Many of our Tain Silver products are inspired by standing stones and pictish and celtic heritage and when you look at this image you can see why. 

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We came across this lovely image on the facebook page of www.landscapes365.com and we thought that you might appreciate it. The stone stands out against the starry sky behind it and it just makes you want to visit that site. 

 

It looks like this image has been taken in an ancient graveyard in Skye and the detail on the stones are amazing. When you look at this image, it is no wonder that so many celtic products today have been inspired by designs carved into stone over the years. 

 

It would be lovely to visit this site to see the designs on all the other stones, not to mention that lovely backdrop. In our opinion the Isle of Skye is one of Scotland's most picturesque places. 

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