Ale Tankard

An ancient vessel to drink the ales and mead of the old, this was a gift I made for a dear friend who is an avid ale drinker.

Made from bark tanned leather and coated in melted bees wax to make it watertight. A bottle of ale fills it perfectly to the brim, and keeps the liquid cool and so I’m told makes the ale taste even better! The design on the front is a Celtic love knot carved into the hide.