This piece measures roughly 15.5 x 9.25 inches and is made of beautiful pine.
Hand engraved, stained black ebony and adorned with a naturally harvested elk jawbone. All the bones used here at Oreamnos Oddities are found within the landscape and each is individually cleaned by the store owner. We never buy bones to re-sell which means our stock is always limited due to natural sourcing.
The edges of this piece have been routed out to give it a beautiful finish. The jawbone is wire wrapped in place and will never loosen from the wood. I have hand painted within the engraving to make the vegvisir more pronounced.
A vegvísir (Icelandic 'sign post' or 'wayfinder') is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather. The symbol is attested in the Huld Manuscript, collected in Iceland by Geir Vigfusson in 1880 (but consisting of material of earlier origin).
A leaf of the manuscript provides an image of the vegvísir, gives its name, and, in prose, 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"