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The hulls are made of glass – first shaped by hand and mouth and then ground by means of an ancient Italian technique called “Battuto”. These extraordinary patterns are reminiscent of how the Viking ship planks used to be crafted.

The process requires masterful glasswork and implies that two hulls can never be the same.

The hulls of the viking ships are created by glass artists Nanna Backhaus Brown and Andrew Jason Brown in their magnificent workshop in Hundested. The challenging “Battuto” technique is Andrew’s specialty.