Hand Carved Wooden Valknut
This wooden Valknut plaque was hand carved by Stuart Cameron in Scotland.
The Valknut itself is a geometric symbol seen on several rune and picture stones from the Viking Age, and was also carved into wooden artefacts and likely other mediums that have failed to survive the ages. Its original meaning and true name is lost to us; the word ‘valknut’ is a Victorian construction. From theories that it depicts a giant's heart to the nine realms of the Nordic mythological universe, the only certainty surrounding this symbol is its inability to be interpreted.
Material & Make
This piece was hand carved with traditional methods and blades, through no use of modern machinery.
About The Artist
Stuart Cameron incorporates his knowledge of history with his work as an experienced woodcarver. His time at Viking markets and frequents to ancient sites within the UK give his work a flavour of authenticity rarely found in standard woodworking shops. His meticulous attention to detail and traditional tooling methods are what offer the defined yet raw style to his clients.
On his Northern Fire page, you’ll find decorative and practical items crafted with care by Stuart.
Size & Dimensions
20 x 16 cm (8 x 6 inches)