This altar cloth is made from ethically sourced deer hide. See my photos for size reference.
All of my altar cloths are heavily distressed due to the tanning process.
I burn all of the designs into the hide by hand.
Photos don't give the burning justice and when viewed in person the burning looks like a bronze paint. All of the cloths are deep black.
This cloth is adorned with a Ægishjálmr. Use this cloth for rune storage, to drape over your altar or for a carrying case to take your ritual tools with you outdoors.
The Helm of Awe or Helm of Terror (Icelandic: Ægishjálmr, Old Norse Œgishjalmr) is an Icelandic magical stave. A physical object called "Helm of Terror" is referenced as one item Sigurd takes from the dragon Fafnir's hoard after he slays him in Völsunga saga. Stanza 16 of Fáfnismál in the Poetic Edda also mentions: