This hand painted image of a Fylgja is a part of a small series by Sean Parry of Sacred Knot Tattoo. In old Norse, a Fylgja is an ancestral family spirit of a sort, passed down as a guardian protector through the family line. It is not known how widespread this idea was in the ancient world, but considering a lot of people still believed in guardian angels, it must have some very, very old roots.
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 founder and main artist at Sacred Knot Tattoo. Having grown up in North Wales on a mountain peninsula called the Great Orme, his love of celtic and Norse culture, history and art fuels his tattooing and painting. He specialises in celtic and norse neo-traditional dotwork, aiming to capture the magic of knotwork and spirals that the ancient inhabitants of the North where also so fond of.
See more of the art Sean has created for Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
18 x 13cm (7 x 5 inches) painting is acrylic on canvas.