Designed as small plaques/tablets to hang in the house and displaying designs around positive runic symbols.
The picture to the left shows close up the rune for R, 'Algiz' in a group of four.
'A very powerful protection rune, a warning for intruders. The so called
"horror helmet" is a combination of four R:s in a cross arrangement with the spikes outwards. This rune is also connected to spiritual animals, and protects its bearer against evil forces'.
The idea of the plaques harks back to the days when people carved symbols into the frames of doors to offer protection to the house and those within.
The head is a sphaeroblast with a burned on face.
At the bottom of the plaque there is a backward 3 or what looks like a 'W' or 'M' on the side. this is 'Sowilo' or an 'S'. some runic alphabets show this as a lightning flash 'S'. It stands for the sun, warmth, summer, hart and also victory. A very positive powerful rune and one that has a very sordid recent history, the lightning flash 'S' was stolen by the Nazi's personal armed service the 'SS' for the reasons that it symbolised victory.
The top plaque therefore stands for protection, warmth and summer.
The next photo shows the reverse of the top plaque depicting runes.
The 'P' shaped rune is the rune for 'w' and is called 'Wunjo' it symbolises joy and happiness, life force and sensuality. May indicate an upcoming positive and creative period. The bottom rune is 'Othilaz' the rune for the letter 'O'. This rune is a symbol for the land we have inherited from our ancestors, the homestead and the clan. Can also symbolise wealth and a connection to our forefathers as well as cultivation, not only of the soil but also of the soul, art and handicraft and its basic meaning is for land or property.
The runes combined in this way bring joy, warmth and protection into the house and family.
The bottom plaque has a picture of a dragon again very powerful symbolism for protection. just above the dragon is the 'Algiz' rune for protection
The back of the bottom plaque repeats the combination of Joy, Protection, Warmth for the property and the clan (Family). The patina on the reverse is striking and makes the piece look ancient.
The designs around the runes takes its inspiration from Indian art work engraved into brass and wooden items. Overall it is about 10" long & 2" wide, finished and oiled to get an antique look.