Celtic illuminated letters have been beautifully used in many books and tomes around northern Europe during medieval times.
The Celtic 'Tree of Life' is commonly represented in many of these.
The Celts believed that the Tree of Life represented the natural balances and harmony of nature, which includes strength, wisdom and long life. Trees are an important aspect of Celtic culture and the Tree of Life unites the upper and lower worlds. Its roots reach deep into the lower world, while its trunk and branches grow up to reach the upper world. It is through this connection that gods can communicate with people through the Tree of Life.
Clip-arty presents a full alphabet of illuminated Celtic capitals in the Tree of Life style as both line drawings and fully coloured examples.