About this Piece
'Dóchas' is the Gaelic word for 'hope', which is sculpted in sterling silver, in ancient Ogham writing - the secret writing of the Celts.
Adjustable 16/18" sterling silver chain included.
Pendant is approx. 2.2" long.
Comes boxed and gift wrapped with an information card on Ogham writing.
The perfect gift for a loved one!
History of Ogham
Ogham (pronounced 'ohm') was the earliest form of writing in Ireland, existing from the 4th-9th centuries AD. Typically etched into stone or wood, it consists of a series of strokes along a line, where the strokes' quantity, length, and direction determine the letter. Most of the letters correspond to the Roman alphabet, with a few local additions, so in fact it's a translatable cypher rather than a language, read from the bottom-left upwards.