Karjalainen nauhapunos Diameter 1 inch. Chain 24 in.
The Karelian plaited ribbon motif is an adaptation of another braided theme, St. John's Arms. The triple-loop braids at the edge of the jewel have been interpreted as symbols of the Holy Trinity. The middle of the jewel features St. Andrew's cross. The Karelian plaited ribbon motif is a beautiful expression of how the Christian world effected the distant north.