3D Scanning and 3D Printing Brigid’s Cross
3D Scanned and made suitable to be printable (watertight), printed in PLA and sent to be cast in bronze.
Brigid’s cross is a small cross cruciform usually made from rushes or, less often, straw. It comprises a woven square in the centre and four radials tied at the ends. It may be related to the pagan symbol known as the Sun Cross.
Brigid’s crosses are associated with Brigid of Kildare, who is venerated as one of the patron saints of Ireland. The crosses are traditionally made on 1 February, which in the Irish language is called Lá Fhéile Bhríde (St Brigid’s feast day), the day of her liturgical celebration.
Many rituals are associated with the making of the crosses. It was traditionally believed that a Brigid’s Cross protects the house from fire and evil.