A type of art form particular to the Celts
which involves interlacing and maze forms that includes zoomorphic
and botanical motif
s. Pre-Christian Celtic knotwork is found on dressed stones and metal work. Celtic knotwork of the Christian era reached its zenith
in illustrated religious books like the Book of Kells
and the Book of Durrow
. Most often seen now depicted on t-shirts and jewelry, pottery and glassware. If Irish dancing
either solo or group, is viewed from above, the dance patterns form interlacing knotwork patterns.
The creation of Celtic knotwork follows a formal, mathematical pattern which repeats and is modified throughout the artform, whether it be a carpet, an illustrated page, or metalwork.