What Happened to Celtic Art in Ireland After the Fall of Rome? Was There a Continuous Tradition of Celtic Designwork in Ireland? Was the Christian Celtic Renaissance Caused Solely by the Church? Broadly speaking, the earliest Celtic arts and crafts appeared in Iron Age Europe with the first migrations of Celts coming from the steppes of Southern Russia, from about 1000 BCE onwards.The Hallstatt culture was founded on its lucrative European-wide trade in salt, and iron implements, and its prosperity was fully reflected in the burial sites of its chieftains and wealthy nobility, which contained huge quantities of finely crafted artifacts, jewellery, pottery, tools and other objects.Hallstatt art from Central Europe is noted for its high quality iron tools and weaponry, along with its bronze-based manufacture of decorative items and ornamentation.They also brought with them a knowledge of iron-making, metalwork and jewellery art, possibly developed from the Bronze-making Maikop culture of the Russia Caucasus, or contacts with the Levant.(The later La Tene silver masterpiece, known as the "Gundestrup cauldron" is believed to have been made in the Black Sea region.) For facts about the evolution of metalwork, sculpture, ceramics and illuminated manuscripts, see: Celtic Art, Early Style Celtic Coins Art Celtic Art, Wadalgesheim Style Celtic Art, Late European Style Celtic Art in Britain and Ireland Celtic Style Christian Art For the history & development of the iconography, zoomorphic patterns and decorative art motifs employed by the ancient Celts, in metalwork, ceramics and other artworks please see: Celtic Designs Celtic Interlace Celtic Spirals Celtic Knots Celtic Crosses The earliest true Celtic idiom in the area of arts and crafts was the Hallstatt culture.This derived from the type-site situated in Salzkammergat (a salt mine region), near the village of Halstaat in Austria, and lasted from roughly 800 to 475 BCE.
These and other Hallstatt-era hoards contained a mass of weaponry like axes, javelins, spears, cutting swords, daggers, helmets, bosses, shield plates. What Were the Main Characteristics of La Tene Arts and Crafts? Are There Any Examples of La Tene Painting or Sculpture? What Happened to the History of Celtic Art After La Tene? How and When Did Celtic High Cross Sculpture Develop in Ireland?Self-paced and accredited by The Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies Read More....Shamanism is the oldest spiritual and healing practice on the planet dating back 50,000 years.But relatively few silver or Gold objects have been found from this era.Hallstatt was influenced by the militaristic Mycenean art and culture c.1650-1200 BCE which the Celts absorbed as they passed through the Black Sea area.This ancient wisdom can help us heal ourselves each other and the earth.The way of the Shaman is the way of the “wounded healer”, to be human is to be wounded.The shaman uses ecstatic techniques to enter the shamanic state of consciousness (SSC) travel out of the body, make contact with spirit guides and power animals and therefore effect changes in ordinary reality, working closely with nature and the elemental forces.Shamanic practice and techniques help us reconnect to ourselves, each other, the Earth and to the great mystery that we are all a part of.