HAND CARVED DRINKING HORN & STAND - DREKI LONGSHIP
This is a truely unique Viking vessel. Hand carved buffalo horn with Norse knot work and featuring Dreki - the dragon headed longship.
Paired with a horn carved stand this is the most stand out item for your Valhalla.
Each purchase comes with a block of Australian beeswax and instruction card to guide you through the process to re-wax your new horn if needed.
**this is a natural product, therefore the shape, colour and sizes may vary and may not reflect that seen in the image advertised**
Viking Drinking Vessels
There has been numerous archeological finds that include Viking era drinking vessels, both simple every day artefacts and heavily decorated ones featuring precious metals.
Drinking horns made from cow and aurochs (now extinct) horns are no doubt the most famous from the Viking Era and were used both for the every day enjoyment of beer, mead and wine, with horns of chieftains being known to be elaborate affairs.
However Vikings also used wooden and ceramic cups, as well as glass, and even silver. The most famous of the silver cups being the Jelling Cups discovered in Jelling in Denmark in the 19th century. These were thought to have belonged to the King Gorm of Denmark and have been dated back to ca 953 CE.