This altar measures 13 x 7 inches and is made from a beautiful piece of pine.
This item is made to order. Please allow 1 week processing time for us to create and ship to you.
All of my altars are 100% handmade from scratch.
It has a saw tooth hanger on the back so it can either be set on a table or hung from a wall.
On the face of the altar I have used a wood burning tool to engrave the wood with the Elder Futhark in a circle.
It is finished with a beautiful black ebony stain.
If you want a custom image burnt into an altar just shoot me a message!
The Elder Futhark (also called Elder Fuþark, Older Futhark, Old Futhark or Germanic Futhark) is the oldest form of the runic alphabets. It was a writing system used by Germanic tribes for Northwest Germanic dialects in the Migration Period. Its inscriptions are found on artifacts (including jewelry, amulets, tools, weapons, and runestones) from the 2nd to the 8th centuries.
In Scandinavia, from the late 8th century, the script was simplified to the Younger Futhark, and the Anglo-Saxons and Frisians extended the Futhark, which eventually became the Anglo-Saxon futhorc. Unlike the Anglo-Saxon furhorc and the Younger Futharks, which remained in use during the Early and the High Middle Ages respectively, knowledge of how to read the Elder Futhark was forgotten until 1865, when it was deciphered by Norwegian scholar Sophus Bugge.