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The Sound of the Carnyx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auR-lJfzTeY
Carnyces were a type of trumpet used by the Celts during the Iron Age. Finds such as the Deskford Carnyx are a wonderful example of the craftsmanship of the so-called barbarians. The head resembles a boar – boar were sacred to our forebears, perhaps they meant to invoke the gods during battle. Another religious link can be found in the name, ‘carn-‘ and ‘cern-‘, meaning antler and horn in Gaulish, form the first part of the god, Cernnunos', name. Carnyces were a common site in Iron Age Europe, even making their way to India, and can be seen depicted on a Buddhist sculpture. They'd have been quite a sight (or sound) on the battlefield, boosting the morale of their allies and instilling dread in their enemies. If you'd like to hear the carnyx in action, the National Museum of Scotland uploaded a short video to their YouTube channel, follow the link at the bottom of the page.
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Call of the Carnyx Tee
Original design by Cyril Martin. A Gallic warrior blows into a carnyx, a bronze trumpet used by the Iron Age Celts, with religious significance. Lightweight shirt, perfect for layering. Black print on charcoal fabric.
100% premium certified Organic Cotton; combed ring-spun.
Cut in an easy, medium fit
Screen printed with water-based ink
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