This box measures 23.5 x 7 x 5.5 inches and is made of a beautiful pine. 100% handmade here at Oreamnos Oddities. We only have one of these available. Hand engraved and stained a beautiful black ebony. We left this lidless to be used for organization be it for ritual tools, household items or to simply sit on an existing shelf. Boxes like this can be utilized in so many ways!
The edges of this box have been engraved with the Elder Futhark runes. We always engrave our wood working by hand.
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 futhorc 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.