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 based upon the Shandwick Stone, a standing stone in Scotland just north of the Cromarty Firth.
This version of our Celtic Knot Serpent is hand engraved as detailed in the photo above, more photos coming soon.
A Celtic Knot Serpent can be Engraved on to any colour vessel (Black, Brown, Tan, Red, Green or Blue). During ordering please enter your preferred colour into the "Additional Information. Notes" box.
All our beer tankards and jacks are handmade from natural materials which can never be consistent in colour. Whilst every endeavour is made to control colour consistency, each item is offered as an individual piece. However, it will always be the actual colour ordered.
If you would prefer a personalised beer tankard or jack, please do use the “Add Personalisation” option above. More information regarding personalisation can be found here. As our Celtic Knot Serpent covers the entire body of the tankard or jack, personalisation can be added on the base only.
Historically, leather tankards 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.
Click here for more information within the Internal Lining section of our Facts page.
Capacity of Celtic Serpent Knot Jack or Tankard - One pint - Approximately.
These items are currently being made to order. We aim to dispatch within two weeks of receiving a confirmed order. Sometimes it may take us a little longer depending upon demand at the time of ordering.
Please do phone us on 01833908088 or you may contact us here if you wish to check on stock levels before placing an order.
Due to Brexit restrictions, we unfortunately have had to suspend delivery to countries within the EU.
Facts about our Leather Drinking Vessels
- Hidebound leather drinking vessels are water, or beer, proofed and intended for use with cold liquids only.
- All materials 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.