Celtic Claddagh Love Ring and Kazakh Shanyrak meet together

Posted by Aiman Sagatova on

Recently I have completed a new order and quite unusual. 

The design and motive is the combination of famous Celtic Claddagh Love ring and Kazakh Shanyrak (symbol of strong family, and constant growth and development).
This bag could be carried as the shoulder bag.

Claddagh Ring Meaning

"The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown).
The way that a Claddagh ring is worn on the hand is usually intended to convey the wearer's romantic availability, or lack thereof.
Traditionally, if the ring is on the right hand with the heart facing outward and away from the body, this indicates that the person wearing the ring is not in any serious relationship, and may in fact be single and looking for a relationship: "their heart is open."
When worn on the right hand but with the heart facing inward toward the body, this indicates the person wearing the ring is in a relationship, or that "someone has captured their heart".
A Claddagh worn on the left hand ring finger facing outward away from the body generally indicates that the wearer is engaged.
When the ring is on the left hand ring finger and facing inward toward the body, it generally means that the person wearing the ring is married."



Kazakhs Shanyrak meaning

Home > Shanyrak - a symbol of the house
Often you can hear a toast on weddings "happiness and kindness to your shanyrak!". The visitors wishing well-being and tranquility celebrating the new family formation. Nova days "shanyrak" has more associative value, but before its meaning and importance were much deeper.

Generally , shanyrak is a wooden rim, reinforcing the yurt inside at the center fixing supportive poles - kuldereushi. The cross in the circle marks the perpetual motion in nature, the sun is a symbol of life. Four end points are sides of World: North - South, West - East. Ancient nomads could even use Shanyrak as sky compass.
Due to its structure, on the one hand, shanyrak was considered as the boundary between the top and bottom worlds, the other - between the outer and the inner space. Earlier through shanyrak yurt residents contacted the sacred celestial bodies: the Sun, Moon and stars. To attract good luck into the house and a talisman for the dome circumference of a circle hung colored woolen cords ayakbau with tassels at the ends, with a predominance of red or triangular hangers tumarsha with buttons.