This unique St. Brigid Cross is rendered here in resin, with the look of natural straw. Legend holds that, as a teaching device St. Brigid wove a cross of reeds or rushes, to use in explaining Christianity to Irish pagans. The St. Brigid cross, over the years, became a symbol of hope and is often used to bless houses in Ireland. This rustic looking St. Brigid cross is a great housewarming gift, or a perfect addition to a new home. Includes a gift card that includes the St. Brgid prayer and the history of the cross. The card reads, " St. Brigid, patroness of Ireland, founded its first women's religious community. A cross made of rushes is her special emblem and it thought to ward away evil from the house that displays it." Comes ready to hang.