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Details of the Hilton of Cadboll Pictish stone, one of the most remarkable shallow relief stones of the Pictish culture. Printed on 100% organic linen but also available as t-shirt and patches.
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The original stone, found at Hilton, Easter Ross (Ros an Ear), is now housed in the Museum of Edinburgh. From top to bottom, this linen screenprint shows the typical Pictish Z Rod with discs, a V Rod and a couple of circles with an extremely intricate knotwork. Below this iconography, the original stone also shows a ‘narrative scene’, depicting a hunting scene and a lady on horse, alongside incredibly precise and harmonic floral interlaces.
Much has been said and written, especially in recent years, about the Pictish culture, still one of the least known around Europe. We have no written records from them, but just some scant mentions from lives of saints, kings lists and from previous Roman accounts. We still have no idea of how their society worked, some say it followed a matrilinear lineage. We are still not sure about their language either: it is possible that they spoke a kind of P-Celtic language, similar to modern day Welsh, Cornish and Breton, which they probably shared with nearby Britons. This mysterious population evolved from being called Caledonians in ancient Roman accounts, to Picts, then merging themselves with the Q-Celtic speaking Dal Riata tribes to form mediaeval Scots under king Cináed mac Ailpín (Kenneth MacAlpin). The only material source that stood the test of time were the amount of engraved and decorated stones scattered throughout Scotland, silent witness of a glorious past. With their gentle lines and knotworks, narrative scenes and mysterious symbols, Pictish stones and metal hoards found in Scotland are one of the most remarkable example of Early Mediaeval art. From the Farr cross slab in Bettyhill, North of Scotland, to the Aberlemno stones down South, from the stone at Tote on the Isle of Skye, to the Isle of Pabbay stone in the Outer Hebrides. Alongside scenes and knotworks, they all bear a huge amount of symbols we are still not able to decipher.