Dark Valkyrie | Original Painting on Canvas


“The idea of Valkyrie’s in modern pop culture is deeply ingrained in us all, but what would they have appeared as to the warriors and peoples of the Viking age? We will never truly know, but we have a small possible glimpse of what they could have looked like from the pendants and amulets of Female Viking warrior woman at least. Wielding sword and shield marking them as fighters, they also wore the signature long dress and hair of the high woman of that time. There’s also in more recent years been depictions found of these warrior woman in men’s riding clothing too. In time I aim to explore more of these ideas through this small series of images.” 

Written by Sean Parry of Sacred Knot Tattoo.


Material & Make

The artwork you will receive is the original piece. It was hand painted and comes on a cotton canvas stretched over a wooden frame backing. Please know that our images intend to capture the colour to the best of our ability, but can’t always display the exact nuances of texture and tint within the artwork. If you have concerns about this, please try viewing on different monitors to make sure your computer or phone is giving you the best representation.


About The Artist

Sean Parry is the owner and lead artist of Sacred Knot Tattoo, as well as a founding member of the Northern Fire Art Collective. He specialises in Celtic and Nordic arts and lives and works from his hometown of Llandudno in North Wales. Sean’s projects incorporate knotwork, swirls, and beasts inspired and mirroring those found in the historical record - a reflection of his passion for archaeology and ancient iconography. Though he is well known for his mastery as a tattooist, his work with paint, leather, and precious metals are also part of his artistic endeavours.

See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.


Size & Dimensions

20cm x 20cm (7.8 x 7.8 inches)