Guests will be welcomed in style with this Irish pewter door knocker embossed with Failte, the Gaelic word for "welcome."
• Crafted from genuine pewter and guaranteed lead-free
• Mounting hardware included.
• Adorned with the Celtic trininty knot and the word "Failte."
• Measures 7" in height.
• Made by Mullingar Pewter
• Imported from Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
Did You Know? The history of Irish pewter goes back about 800 years. Originally, pewter would only be found in the king's castle and the homes of the wealthy. By the 18th century, however, its use spread to taverns and cottages. About the only thing that has changed in pewter manufaturing over those hundreds of years is the materials. Originally, pewter was manufactured form lead and tin. Today, the raw materials are 95% tin and the rest is copper and antimony. Mullingar pewter is guaranteed lead-free.
About the Artists. The Irish men and women in Mullingar Pewter's workshop in County Westmeath, Ireland, create their extensive line of fine pewter gifts according to the highest standards and using traditional methods. The ancient craft of pewter making was revived by Mullingar Pewter in 1974. Their pieces are made by craftsmen specially trained to perform the old casting methods, meticulous assembly, and delicate hand finishing, skills that take years to acquire.