Friday, 13 August 2010

Scottish stones at Aberlemno (from April 2010 tour)

(Click the panorama above to see it full size).

Somehow, I didn't get around to uploading these photos at the time - there were so many workshop photos from April 2010 and I wasn't at home much or had much time for blogging. I remembered the photos of the stones after reading this item on the BBC website today - Ancient Language Mystery Deepens.

Whatever their original meaning, these Pictish stone carvings reminded me of the images on Viking stones of the same era. Of course, I was also thinking that the would make great wholecloth quilting designs.

In the nearby churchyard, there was another stone, plus a lot of 17th and 18th century gravestones that continued the carving tradition.

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