Inkstone by D. W. Hood

Coire Bhreacain Yan.


Coire Bhreacain



Stone Source and Type

Tillymorgan slate with ‘jade’ inclusions


Small rounded rectangle stone of excellent quality Duan like texture, round ink pool with shallow integral water pool at centre of whirlpool pattern.

Mineral Patterns.

Large crescent shaped glassy green stone ‘jade’ inclusion at top + a thinner less obvious ‘jade’ patches around ink pool best seen wet.

Other info

Inspired by the whirlpool of Coire Bhreacain, usually anglicised to Corryvreckan. It is alleged to be the world’s third largest whirlpool located between the islands of Jura and Scarba. Coire Bhreacain can be translated as “the cauldron of the plaid”. In folklore it is where the winter hag ‘Cailleach Bheur’ washes her speckled plaid till it is white for winter.

Dimensions in centimetres

Length,13.7cm Width, 10.4 Depth 2