Our Large Handcrafted Grapevine Dragon is meticulously created from natural materials that will blend into your landscape while still attracting attention and causing guests’ jaws to drop when they see him. At more than six feet tall, this beast may look like he’s ready to fly away with the neighbor’s cat, but he’s really quite tame and crafted from preserved grapevine over a metal frame. Some assembly is required.
Details Our craftsmen begin with a sturdy metal wire frame that creates the basic shape of the dragon. They then carefully wind lengths of preserved grapevine around and around to give him form and texture. His wings have an airy quality but certainly look strong enough to carry him aloft. He stands tall with a long slender neck, twisting tail and menacing horns. The way his hands are clasped before his mighty chest makes it seem that he is in mid-thought. You can almost read his mind: “Should I devour this mortal or just set his house on fire?” For added drama, consider placing a gazing ball or glowing solar ball in his hands.When they ask... So, maybe the first thing that comes to mind when you think of grapevines isn’t gigantic dragon sculptures. Mankind has been cultivating domestic grapes for something on the order of 8,000 years, and you can be sure that it didn’t take long to learn about some of the more interesting drinks that can be made from them. The oldest living and producing grapevine is believed to be the aptly-named “Old Vine” which was planted in Maribor, Slovenia in the 1500s. This vine survived the invasions of Napoleon, battles of World War I and extensive bombing by the Nazis during World War II. The approximately 250 bottles of wine produced from Old Vine each year are reserved for dignitaries and heads of state, but the people of Maribor generously select one city each year to receive a graft of Old Vine to call their own.
Dimensions 73½”L x 33”W x 75½”H
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