This copper brooch is etched with the symbol of the Celtic Nation, Isle of Man.
The culture of the Isle of Man is often promoted as being influenced by its Celtic and, to a lesser extent, its Norse origins. The cultural influences for the island originate from the indigenous Celtic peoples. The Vikings arrived in the Island around 800 AD and the fusion of cultures took place which is still evident in the archaeology, language and placenames and Parliamentary traditions of the island.
The Manx language, one of the Gaelic languages, closer to Irish and Scottish than to Welsh, Cornish, and Bretagne, is still spoken in the Island although the primary language is English. Those who come from the island are known as Manx.
Isle of Man Symbol Brooch, Celtic Nation
Each item begins as a piece of sheet metal, copper, bronze, brass or nickel. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina may be applied or it may be hand painted with dye oxide. A clear polymer coating is applied