Mixing metaphors (and cultures) I combined ideas that seem to go well together: Music, Grapes and a Celtic Cloaking Device. It is said that the grape was on of the gifts of the gods ( Southern Europe is notorious for embracing the Grape and the Olive) Grapes produce a fine fruit that may be pressed into juice and in turn fermented into wine producing spirits. The Grape also creates a leaf that may be used for a variety of uses, even served in dishes…. The cane it creates tells stories all of their own.
The Penannular is a piece of jewelry used by the Celts in traditional garb. It was incorporated as a fastener for fabric: from light scarf to heavy cloak. For Men it is a solid ring where a tuft of cloth was drawn up and a pin was thrust through the tuft: the ring securing the pin. For Women: a horse shoe shaped frame is created and a pin is fastened to the frame. The pin travels on the frame to capture, hold and release the fabric. Still used today in both re-enactors and SCA, the Penannular is a brooch that stands out from the more common pin.
The Pan Pipe is unusual for a Penannular because of the design. Unlike the traditional Penannular which has bold lines, knot work and stones: this brooch harnesses the ancient technology of the fastener enhanced with detailed grape vines on an arbor; loaded down with the fruit. The pin head itself is the pan pipe with still more leaves and grapes. Highly detailed, this is both a work of art and a fully functional Penannular brooch. The page I created for the Pan Pipe Penannular contains a description and a short video demonstration of how to use a Penannular for your cloak, jacket or cape.