Kelly Ann by KiddieFun of Dublin, Ireland is a 12 inch Irish Stepdancer ragdoll wearing a bright green embroidered dancing dress. She has a matching ribbon in her hair and laces for her dance shoes. This is one of three rag doll sisters in the collection. Each wears a traditional Celtic satin costume which is embroidered front and back with colorful detailed Irish designs. Her face and body is of a soft cloth, and her hair is yarn. Ireland has a strong dance tradition dating back to the 15th century. The most popular of the Irish dances are the Jig and the Reel with many dances involving both solo and group dancing. The costume is as important as the dance itself.
The embroidered design on Kelly Ann's dress is the Trinity Knot. This is probably the most common Celtic design, and the simplest example of knot work. Yet, the meanings are as varied as the instances in which it is found. The basic, most usual meaning is that of the three-fold God. As the Ancient Celts were Goddess worshippers, the three loops usually represented the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone. Within that definition also lies the intent of the Past, the Present and the Future. Since the advent of Christianity in the Celtic Realms, the meaning is now commonly referred to as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, thus making it one of the most prevalent designs in Gothic Cathedrals.
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