Large chunky ceramic Pendant made from high fire white stoneware pottery clay. This focal bead has been hand formed by me, painstakingly carved with the French Camargue Cross, fired, then hand painted with a rich blue-green glaze and fine silver shavings, then fired once again. Resistant to all the elements, extremely hard and will last a lifetime! Made with care and lots of love!!
The pendant measures 1 inch by 1-1/8 inch by 3/8 inch thick ( 30mm x 25mm x 8mm) with a hole of 3mm,
**Only one model has been made, unique creation, what you see in the photo is what you will receive. Colour intensity will depend upon your PC/smartphone monitor.**
The Camargue Cross: (Cross of the cowherds)
The Camargue Cross is the emblem of the church of Saints Maries-des-la-mer* in Camargue, in the South of France. This unusual cross is composed of three emblems, an anchor, a cross, and a heart, traditional emblems of the three cardinal virtues of hope, faith, and charity, respectively.
The unusual shape of the upper cross is representative of the trident-shaped tool used by the Gardians, the ubiquitous bull-herders (cowboys) who make up a large part of Camargue’s cultural legacy. The anchor does double duty, symbolizing the fishermen of the region.
*Literally, “Marys of the Sea.” The local tradition is a holdover from twelfth century legends of the voyages of the three Marys of the New Testament- Mary, mother of Jesus, Mary, sister of Lazarus, and Mary Magdalene.