About GrafixMat Coasters • Front • Back Story
About GrafixMat Coasters:
Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side. For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs. Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.
All Natural • Durable • Easy Wash • Singles or Sets • Storage Caddies • 4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick • Green Certified
The Back Story:
Shield Knot - (Four Corners)
The shield knot is an ancient and nearly universal symbol which can is represented by any fourfold type knot. This particular one is a more intricate Celtic version of unknown origin.
The shield knot has been used for thousands of years by a variety of cultures for protection and warding. It is most often associated with the Celts and ancient Norse and related to the fourfold solar cross. However, the most basic form is much older, Mesopotamian in origin, and associated with protective spells invoking the gods of the four corners of the earth. This knot is sometimes referred to as the “Earth Square” or St. Hans cross.