Safe Travels - Back Patch
This illustration incorporates symbols from Norse magick on the top and bottom parts of the frame. Much speculation has been said about each bind rune but this is what is commonly known. Vegvisir is the one of the bottom. The Galdrabók (an Icelandic grimoire from ca. 1600) says “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.” On top, nesting between the two ravens of Odin, is Ægishjálmur which literally means “helm of awe.” Ægishjálmur works both ways: as a sacred protection stave or to terrorize one’s enemies. Spinning my own style on Viking carvings, ships and Norse magick, I created an image that is about journeying and surviving through life’s treacherous obstacles.
Black cotton fabric, sew on patch
SIZE: Image is 9.5 x 13 with about 0.5 - 1 inch of fabric surrounding the highest and widest points. It may vary because these patches are cut by hand
The imagery is printed in white non-toxic, eco-friendly ink
Please note that all items in this shop are hand-printed therefore ink opacity may vary and the final product may differ very slightly from the photo