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French Occitan Cross

This e-book contains an enlarged pattern shown on two pages. It is large enough to make it very easy to read. There are no instructions, no color keys, just pretty patterns for those of you who love to bead and want patterns at a very affordable price. You can find beading instructions on my web site.

Technique: Odd CountFlat Peyote 
Beads: Delicas 
Approx Size: 4.5 X 4.5"
Pages to Print: 3

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The Occitan cross is the symbol of Occitania, a cultural area which roughly encompasses the southern half of France, as well as Monaco, and small parts of Italy and Spain. It was probably first used in the coat of arms of the counts of Forcalquier in Provence, and then by the counts of Toulouse in the territory of Languedoc and later in other provinces. The Occitan cross is technically described as "mouthed and hollowed out, with keys (or paws) and golden spheres"and is still the object of a dispute among experts as to whether its first appearance in Occitania was in Provence or Languedoc.