Bindrune of Wisdom | Organic Tank Top
This design was created by Villkat Arts to feature a subtle but unique bindrune hand printed in dark grey.
Amongst ancient Nordic symbols, bindrunes convey complex meaning through seemingly simple structure. Many people discover new messages within bindrunes even after knowing them for years, which is believed by some to be the "magical" intent of these inscriptions.
Specifically, Ash featured the runes Algir and Othala. Embedded within is also Tiwaz, symbolising the god Tyr and his acts of sacrifice for the greater good. You can also find Gebu, which is related to the idea of giving. Paired with concepts of homeland and connection to spirit, or gods as some may call them, this bindrune is designed to remind us of our place in spiritual and physical realm, as active creators of our own future.
Famously in Hávamál, Odin gives himself to himself, eventually reaching down to discover wisdom (and the runes themselves). The landscape we navigate today once belonged to ancient people, whose wisdom is close to being lost. We can connect with our land, home, and ancient wisdom by staying present with these concepts and using them to navigate our modern world.
Perhaps the power of bindrune symbols is their reminder that we are our own teachers, and that a deep and reflective perspective cultivates true wisdom.
MATERIAL & MAKE
Our Tank Top's are made with ethically sourced 100% organic cotton and are hand printed in house by Northern Fire artists at our workshop in Wales. Our inks are water based and locally sourced and to minimise the negative impact of the textile industry on the environment.
For more information about our commitment to sustainability, you can keep up to date with what we are doing within the collective on our environmental page.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Known as Villkat Arts in his tattoo work, Ash is celebrated globally for his ability to communicate the shamanistic and spiritual components of the ancient world through his artistry. With a focus on Celtic and Nordic symbolism, Ash’s intention and energy shines through in each of his works, creating a connection between the viewer (or wearer) and the depth of meaning within these art styles. The journey of re-discovering his Northern European heritage is part of Ash’s artistic journey and can be seen in his woodwork, pyrography, painting, and tattoo work.
See more of the art Ash has created for Northern Fire here.
SIZE / DIMENSIONS
This item is designed to fit. If you prefer a looser fitting Tank Top, we would recommend considering the next size up.
35" / 90 cm
39" / 99 cm
43" / 109 cm
47" / 119 cm
|XXL||51" / 129 cm|
In the picture, Sean is wearing a large. Please check the dimensions are correct for you as sizes differ between regions.