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Welsh Dragon

Wikipedia Explains

The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolise Wales is in the Historia Brittonum, written around AD 829, but it is popularly supposed to have been the battle standard of King Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders. Its association with these leaders along with other evidence from archaeology, literature, and documentary history led many to suppose that it evolved from an earlier Romano-British national symbol. During the reigns of the Tudor monarchs, the red dragon was used as a supporter in the English Crown’s coat of arms. The red dragon is often seen as symbolising all things Welsh, and is used by many public and private institutions.

Rob’s Notes

I wanted my first mosaic project to be something that meant something special to me. Being of Welsh heritage, the Dragon was one of the first things I thought about. It now proudly hangs inside my front door, for all visitors to see.

The medium used for this project is 20mm vitreous glass tiles, with a small portion of Opus Romano tiles for texture in the chest scales.

Progress Photos

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