Welsh Dragon Decoration
Height 10cm Width 9cm
The Dragon was chosen as a symbol of Wales in the time of Henry VII (15th Century). This was done in tribute to the Welsh people who had made his victory possible, as he fought the Tudor claim to be the true rulers of Britain.
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.