The harp has seen widespread use in rituals and sacred ceremonies. In the Old Testament, it was associated with Jewish nationhood. The magical harp of Dagda (Celtic harp) could play music suitable for all occasions and possessed the power to send enemies to sleep, thus more easily defeated. it was believed to have links with the Other World. The three-stringed harp was used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of the three seasons of flood, growth, and dryness. The Welsh Harp uses a triple row of strings, rather than the single row of the standard harp….linking it to the Holy Trinity. This form of the harp originated in Italy, but was quickly adopted by Welsh harpers in the 17th century. Charles Evans was the first recorded Welsh triple harpist and was appointed to the court in 1660, where his official title was “His Majestys’ harper for the Italian harp”.
Horse Brass: The Welsh Harp
Horse Brass: The Welsh Harp.
Made in England by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand-cast using only the finest British brass.
Casting mix consists of pure first-run ingot brass rich in pure copper for superior color.
Hand-filed after casting to remove any rough edges.
Hand-polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.
ARMAC Brassworks has been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|