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The Celtic Art Coracle Volume 1 Issue 10
Question and Answers from the Keltic Knots Course
Fig. 94: Josephine Knot

Two square triquetras joined sideways with a common break give a Forma Formarum Knot.

Two turned about, with breaks on opposite sides, gives us the Josephine Knot.

 

Fig. 94 Josephine Knot

Other knots on the first page are derived from the basic knot, using "L-breaks" in a four cord braid,  forming single-spiral knots, and "Z" breaks, making double-spiral knots.

These basic variants on the simplest knots  may be found on the first pages of the Book of Kells, used as birds' necks and tails.

The  simplicity of these patterns at the start of the book contrasts with the more difficult ones that follow.

In the Book of Kells, on  two,  two birds' necks form a Josephine knot at the top of the centre pillar of a row of archways. This knot is made from two basic knots, fused together to make one knot.

Art: copyright Aidan Meehan 1983
 

The Celtic Art Coracle Vol 1
Contents Coracle Press 1983
ISSN 0828-8321 
All Rights Reserved
10.02.01edition
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