Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Raven King by Old Wives Tale

King Arthur, the mythical 6th-century British king. One recurring aspect of Arthurian literature was the notion that he would one day return as a raven. The raven is a bird strongly associated with myth and legend. In Wales and the West Country, it was held to be a royal bird. After having researched King Arthur, Old Wives Tale was delighted to discover the strong links he has with Castell Dinas Bran (translated as Crow Castle) an apparent resting place of the Holy Grail. Not only does this illustration celebrate the magic of King Arthur, it was also created at the base of Castell Dinas Bran, where Old Wives Tale calls home. It looks beautiful in a simple frame but would look magical in a vintage antique frame too.