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These genuine cow horn cups are quite exquisite, they are a beautiful addition to your dining table set-up, and your guests are guaranteed to admire them - as each one is a unique translucent creation of nature. Cow horns are naturally diverse in appearance: colours are generally a mixture of white, cream, black and beige, some are pure black. Most are quite beautiful in their own right. The cow horn cups pictured are merely fair and average representations. Any one you order would be similar yet unique. They measure about 15.8 cm in height and the width averages to about 8 cm. Sold individually - price includes postage for Australia and New Zealand. Do not use with hot liquid. Do not microwave.
Knotwork was first used by the Celtic peoples, as evidenced by metalwork from the British isles made between the sixth century BC and AD 100. Unsurprisingly, this pleasing artistic concept spread to neighbouring cultures and became a strong feature of Nordic art. It has been suggested that the Frankish court adopted the style from Scandinavia into France to symbolise their political independence from the Eastern Roman Empire. Whatever the case, the knotwork motif became a common cultural reference throughout much of Europe during the Dark Ages.