1. Unlocking the Mysteries of Gothic Boxwood Carving:
Intimate in scale and impossibly intricate in design, sixteenth-century miniature boxwood carvings have baffled the curious since the time they were made. Marvels of human ingenuity, so small they can fit in the palm of your hand, miniature boxwood carvings from the early 1500s have long remained a mystery. In the early 1500s, carvers in Northern Europe created exquisite boxwood prayer beads, rosaries and miniature altarpieces that have inspired and confounded people for generations.