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This bent wood box, is made in the traditional Nordic way. The overlap of the poplar sides are laced with river reed. The walnut bottom is held in place with wooden pegs. No screws or nails were used in construction.
The thin sides are flexible enough to allow the stern posts to move, releasing the lid.
The box is my own design. The bow and stern posts are hand carved walnut. The dragon’s eyes are pure gold beads. The walnut lid is decorated with ten maple shields.
Examples of this type of box have been unearthed in the remains of Viking ships dating from 840 AD. They were used to store valuable possessions.
This box is 16 1/2” long, 6 1/2” wide, 3” to the top of the lid and 7 1/2” to the top of the dragons head.
-- Dave, North woods, http://www.harmonycraft.etsy.com