• insular

    A group of styles generally associated with the British Isles around 600–900 CE. Depending on the speaker this could mean styles specifically from the sections associated with the Irish church, or it could mean anywhere in the archipelago, England included. For the purposes of quick introductions and clarity of style, this site will separate them…

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  • early medieval english

    A parade of styles in the sections of England under the purview of the church in Rome, ranging from about the 6th century to about the late 11th.

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  • tracing interlace

    Interlace goes back thousands of years and has been popular all over the globe. While frequently called “Celtic knotwork”, this manner of ornamentation cannot be so easily pigeonholed. Let’s trace its more complex and interesting history.

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