Scottish Thistle
Scottish Thistle
Scottish Thistle

Scottish Thistle

$16.00

Code: IC-0021-0071

Height 10cm Width 9cm

Legend has it that the thistle was adopted as the symbol of Scotland when an approaching Viking who had stepped on a thistle, cried out in agony. This alerted the sleeping Scottish warriors who duly defeated the invaders.

This carving is made by a process known as Intarsia, which is the ancient art of making pictorial mosaics by laying precious and exotic woods onto a solid wood surface. Seven different woods are used to make these Celtic designs.