Bring a sense of wild nature closer to you with our Exclusively Irish Thistle round-shaped wall hang - Polished brass. Made of durable mild steel, with a lustrous polished brass finish, this wall ornamental piece will adorn any wall in your home, whether it's above your bed or couch, or in any other place. To maintain it at its finest quality, please dust it regularly. This piece is not a simple wall decoration, but a true cultural icon - it tells the story of Scottish bravery. The thistle was used to warn Clansmen of invaders for centuries before it was used as a royal symbol of Scotland. According to legend, a sleeping party of Scottish warriors was saved from an ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the attackers walked barefoot on a thistle. His cries raised the alarm, and the brave Scots defeated the invaders, making the thistle the official flower of Scotland. This wall hang will make a heartwarming gift idea for any special occasion.