The images (tiled panels and borders) are organized by the
Celtic technique used to create them:
Each page contains both borders (used to separate parts of a
page) and panels (that "tile" to form
seamless Web page or window backgrounds). Each page is then
divided into sections by the underlying original pattern used.
For example, several panels and borders are based on a pattern
from the Book of Lindisfarne folio 95 and the Book
of Kells folio 124R. The basic pattern looks like:
The Knotwork page includes several clip-art images based
on this underlying pattern, followed by images from another pattern
and so on. The
annotation includes the original, primary source for each
design, and provides as much background as possible. If the
pattern was found pre-analyzed in a secondary source document, the
document reference is included--see the
for the list of source documents.
All the images in these pages are either GIF
files (16 or 256 color) or 24-bit .JPG files.
For convenience, the backgrounds and panels found in this
collection are all included in the
cell_images.zip (3.1MB) archive.
Using Images from this Site
Hope you enjoy and can use some of these in your own work!
If you do, please download them rather than linking.
Also, please acknowledge the source and provide a back
link to my main home page:
Copyright © 1997-2005, A. Reed Mihaloew
Mail to: [last name] [at] mitre [dot] org
Most recent revision: 3 February 2005