The Vegvísir is an Icelandic magical symbol of navigation, also known as the "Runic Compass". The old Norse word translates to 'guidepost' or 'direction sign'. An old manuscript declares that "if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known". Check it out here: https://www.vikingmerch.com/products/vegvisir-amulet-necklace
This is a hand-pulled screenprint representing the two sides of a Viking axe head found in Mammen, Central Jutland, Denmark. They're both printed on each side of the small handmade bag.
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The Mammen iron axe head is one of the finest example of Scandinavian art of the 10th century. Its importance, alongside other findings in the burial mound of Bjerringhø at Mammen, is so that this very axe head gave the name to one of the main artistic styles attributed to the Scandinavian Viking Age. On the basis of dendrochronology, the wood used in the construction of the grave chamber was felled in winter 970–971, thus the axe is dated approximately the same period. Its magnificent inlays are made in silver, with a gilted band. One side of the axe is filled with a ragged foliate design: sprouting from basal spirals, its pelleted tendrils meander and interwine across the blade. The other face is occupied by a bird, likewise filled with pellets, whose crested head, with circular eye, is thrown back so that its beak, with lappet, is upright. A prominent shell-spiral is used to mark its hip, from which its two wings emerge. the outer contour of the wings displays a particular Mammen-stye feature in having a semi-circular nick. At the top, the blade is watched over by a human mask with a prominent nose and a shell-spiral beard. The designs on both faces are asymmetric, with loosely interlaced and ragged-looking tendrils, when compared to the disciplined layouts of the Ringerike style. The first side might represent the tree Yggdrasil, while the animal figure could be the rooster Gullinkambi (Old Norse for “golden comb”). According to Norse mythology Gullinkambi sits on top of the tree Yggdrasil. Here it wakes the Viking warriors every morning and it will crow at the beginning of Ragnarok.