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Braided Pentacle wood carving Celtic Eternity Braid Containing Pentagram for Protection Wiccan Altar Pagan decor

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MEANING: A Pentacle is an encircled pentagram. It contains and protects. The encirclement symbolizes the eternal cyclic nature of life. This pentacle is wrapped in an Eternity Braid emphasizing the symbolism of the eternal nature of life. As the braid touches each point, it demonstrates the connectedness of all the elements; Spirit, Earth, Air, Water and Fire. A symbol of the holistic relationship between Human Spirituality and the physical universe.

SIZE: 11 Inch Circle

Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…

We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.