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Bottle 990 - Drakkar
Date Added: 24 June 2012

This is a model of a Viking Long Boat or "Drakkar" built in a wine bottle. The Drakkar were symbolic of the legendary Vikings. A rather late invention (11th century), these ships were used primarily as vicious and brutal warships. Developed by majestic Kings such as Olaf Tryggvasson, they were a symbol of the incredible Scandinavian power and were to these proud owners, a highly valued material possession. The longship is built of one-level construction with rows of oars on both sides covering almost the entire length of the ship. It is also double-ended with a dragon head on one end and the dragon's tail on the other. Longships were fitted with oars along almost the entire length of the boat itself. Colorful Viking shields hang the length of the ship on both sides. There is a single mast with a large red and white sail and detailed rigging.
Type: Viking Long Ship   Maker's Name: Liddle, Larry
Category: Sailing Ships   Made Where: Colville, WA
Bottle Size: 11 1/2" x 2 1/5"   Year Made: 2010
Bottle Type: Wine Bottle