Do you know how the thistle became the emblem of the Scottish nation?
The story goes that a sleeping group of Scottish warriors avoided an ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the Norseman stepped on a thistle with his bare feet. He shrieked and yelled which alerted the Scots and allowed them to defeat the invaders. The thistle was then adopted as the symbol of Scotland.
Hand Carved in solid mahogany by Blue Frogs Designs. The artist is from Brittany, one of the Celtic nations.