Handmade in Co. Cork. Materials: ceramic/resin core with bronze exterior. Width 16cm. St. Brigid (also spelled as Bridget or Brighid) is a famous Irish saint. The cross is traditionally woven in Ireland on the feast day of St. Brigid, the 1st of February, from reeds/ rushes and hung inside above the door of a house where it was said to protect the house and the family from harm. It has associations also with the pagan festival of Imbolc which marked the beginning of spring on 1st of February in pre-christian times.