Design Toscano is having a great MOTHER'S DAY SALE with 20% off the whole site from April 26th through April 30th. This is the time to buy mom the great indoor or outdoor décor that she has always wanted. She will like our many knight statues, but what about a castle. The Castle by the Sea Sculpture is a wonderful recreation of the type of sand castles that we all would have liked to make if we were artists. Mom can remember her times going to beach with her mom and with her kids with this great sculpture.
Many moms love animals and we have wonderful lifelike animal sculpture like our tiger sculpture and other wild animals. If mom is a dog lover, she might like to have a nice sculpture in her yard or patio like the adorable Lifting a Leg Naughty Boston Terrier Dog Statue. This statue has a red fire hydrant and an adorable, lifelike Boston Terrier doing what a dog would do at a hydrant. This one will cause a lot of comment and smiles.
What mother would not love a statue that depicts children playing, gardening or even hanging from tree limbs. In the style of our Greek garden statues, we have several marble statues of children wonderfully sculpted by our artists. The Hide and Seek Garden Sculpture will remind mom of all the kids playing outside in the summer's evenings, running and hiding around the yard.
The sale begins April 26th and runs through April 30th and is 20% of the entire site.
Prominently featured in the myths of many eastern and western cultures, dragons are more than just fire-breathing creatures from legend. They also hold spiritual and cultural significance the world over. The word “dragon” can be traced back to the Greek word “drakon,” which referred to the dragon’s serpentine and reptilian characteristics. The Latin word for dragon is “draco.” In art, the dragon has been captured in the form of dragon garden statues, paintings, and at Design Toscano, as unique furniture like the Warwickshire Dragon Coffee Table.
Dragons are usually depicted with the scaly body of a large lizard or serpent, often with monstrous bat-like wings and at times, the ability to breathe fire. The winged dragon is characteristic of Western European lore, where dragons live in protected lairs, such as caves, and are known as malevolent creatures of the earth. With fanged teeth, as modeled by our Stoker’s Moors Dragon Skull Statue, dragons epitomized a menacing prowler throughout thousands of years of mythology, representing evil in contrast to the good knight.
The snake-like dragon derives from the legends of the Orient. In many Asian cultures, dragons often represented the spiritual forces of the universe, and they also possessed magical powers themselves that granted supreme wisdom and power. Culturally, Chinese dragons are seen, unlike their western counterparts, as kind, intelligent, benevolent creatures and are a common site in China. Depicted like a scaly serpent, the Chinese dragon is ubiquitous in Chinese art and folklore.
Since dragons are known to have the powers of a shape shifter, we’ve depicted dragons in their many different incarnations and roles. For a truly menacing interpretation based on the European style, our Warsin Dragon Statue brings to mind the ancient battle of knights versus dragons. In honor of the noble dragons that guarded castle moats, we’ve sculpted the Dragon of Falkenberg Castle complete with scales, wings, and a treacherous tail.
Whether you're looking to honor the ancient spirit of the dragons found in Asian myth or you're more drawn to the legendary power and ferocity of Medieval dragons, Design Toscano offers many Gothic decor, Dragon garden statues, Japanese garden statues, and Medieval knight statues from which to choose.