Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Mystique Of The Maze Patterns

Maze designs  (also called Key Patterns) are designs that have paralell lines in them so that they create a maze. These patterns look almost like angular spirals, may range from a few simple turns to complex labyrinth type designs and associated with the goddess. Celtic Maze patterns originate in early Celtic developments in stone and metal work, and later in medieval Insular art. Celtic Mazes have been used as an aid to meditation and prayer for centuries. The maze patterns also include the so called step patterns and are symbolizing the journey that we all take on the long road of life. It can, for example be a labyrinth which represents the path of your learning and your experiences. They have also found a place worth mentioning in the Celtic tattoo designs and the beauty and simplicity make them an ideal introduction to Celtic art.

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