Celtic Knot Serpent
Historically, leather drinking vessels were lined with either boiled Resin of the birch tree, Brewer’s Pitch, or Beeswax. Our full grain leather drinking vessels are lined with an epoxy resin to echo the historic use of resin whilst having the visual appearance of Brewer’s pitch. The resin we use is fully certified for use in both the food and alcohol industries.
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Knot work interlacing's are peculiar to the Pictish school of Celtic Art. The intricate, mathematical and abstract designs exist because the imitation of the works of God (whichever one) was forbidden. Until the Christian era even vegetation was forbidden as motif to the Pict.
As a symbol of continuity, interlacing knot work is found on stones, metal work, and manuscripts. Different geographical areas have distinctly differing styles.
This hand carved design is a knot incorporating four dragons and is from the Shandwick Stone, a standing stone in Scotland.
Hand Carved Tankards & Jacks are available with a stitched or pinned detail around the base. Please make your selection during the ordering process.
Capacity of Celtic Serpent Knot Jack or Tankard - One pint - Approximately.
Our popular hand carved and painted drinking vessels can take up to two weeks to create.
We try to ensure that we always have a stock, however, please do use our Contact Us page if you are in a hurry and would like to check our stock levels before ordering.
Facts about our Leather Drinking Vessels
- Hidebound leather drinking vessels are water, or beer, proofed and intended for use with cold liquids only.
- All UK sourced.
- Hand crafted and stitched.
- Handmade in England
If you would like your drinking vessel personalised, we can either Carve or Engrave it for you.