The Arts and Crafts Movement was the result of an artistic reaction to the uniformity of the industrial revolution and mass production of items. Artists sought to make work with a hand-crafted look. Studnets will create their own hand-crafted impressed tile relief with this art lesson plan. Complete directions and materials list included, along with correlation to National Core Arts Standards, grade levels and objectives. Created by our Sax Art Consultants.
Viking knife detail - This exquisite historical Viking age knife was probably made from a cut-down sax blade. The blade is pattern welded, and the fittings, shown in more detail to the left and right, are magnificent. The grip is in the form of a bird, with decorations incised into the wood and bronze making up the grip. The total length of the knife is 31cm (12.5in). X-ray images show that the tang is quite short.