This Soar wood wall hanging is made using traditional carving techniques and tools representing a dragon in the Oseberg knotwork style.
The Oseberg style lasted most of the 9th century and appears in some Viking religious iconography. Its main feature is the gripping beast motif and sinuous animal forms. Paws grip borders, the neck of the creature, other creatures or other parts of its body. The gripping beast must have echoed something in the culture of Viking art as it stood fast for a good 150 years.
It is hand carved from soar wood. Dimensions are approximations, as they are hand carved there will be minor variations in dimensions, stain and grain as each piece is unique.