Nordic Mandala Vest
Odin’s quest for the mead of poetry famously appears within Skáldskapármal, though references to the tale are scattered throughout the Poetic Edda, implying how important it may have been to the people of the past.
Those familiar with the story can easily identify prevalent themes of Nordic lore - such as the number 9 and shape shifting, as well as the capacity for blood, saliva, and mead to imbue traits like wisdom.
Inspired by the wellspring of symbolism within the narrative, Sean (Sacred Knot Tattoo) created a mandala with 9 panels, each harbouring a unique bind rune and intricate reference to the events of this tale.
Material & Make
Our vests 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
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
This Gildan Vest is designed to fit. If you prefer a looser fitting Vest, we would recommend considering the next size up.
|US Size||Chest Dimensions|
35" / 90 cm
39" / 99 cm
43" / 109 cm
47" / 119 cm
|XXL||XL||51" / 129 cm|
In the picture, our model, Ed, is wearing a large. Please check the dimensions are correct for you as sizes differ between regions.