Armenian Baptism Cross

I was asked to make an Armenian Cross to celebrate the baptism of a child. The 8 points of the Cross is representative of the Beatitudes. The clusters of three ‘loops’ at each point is a witness to the Holy Trinity. The knot motif of the carving honors the woven relationships that surround the child. The Cross is made of Yellow Birch. The smaller internal cross is made of Boxwood. The shell is the traditional Christian symbol for Baptism.