We even find this motif -right-on the huge doors on Limoux’s beautiful
Église Saint-Martin de Limoux
What I have also noticed is that people are painting their front doors in whites, greens, blues and greys; perhaps subconsciously a decision to renew and reaffirm the values of our homes in these tough times.
Sources of the symbolism are obscure, like most ancient motifs, but some ancient European tribes associated this shape with both sacred geometry and fertility and creativity. I might manage the latter, guys, but it would be damn difficult( not to say news-worthy) to achieve the former at this point!
Campagne village church door left, and our door above right; neither are ancient but it’s good to see the motif being reimagined in more recent years.