This piece measures roughly 10 x 5 inches.
It is made from a beautiful piece of pine, stained black ebony and has a saw tooth hanger attached to the back for easy placement.
Using a wood burning tool we have engraved the piece with a beautiful burning of a Vegvisir.
All of our wood working is 100% made from scratch and as you can see we have also routed the edges out on this piece to give it a more ornate finish.
The bone is wire wrapped to the wood, drilled in place and we hammer the metal into the wood so it sits very securely.
Please view photos for size reference and to see what the wire wrapping looks like.
All of our bones are harvested from within the beautiful Montana landscape and then cleaned personally by hand. What this means is that when you purchase from Oreamnos Oddities you will have a bone from a wild animal that was simply found while hiking. No animals are ever harmed when harvesting. We also do not use any chemicals in our cleaning process and leave their beautiful natural tint. We honor animals in life and death and hope our customers will continue honoring them through our art.
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"