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The Oseberg Cats | Organic Women's T-Shirt

  • £18.00
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Design

This design by Jannicke Wiese-Hansen of Nidhogg Tattoo features several of the most celebrated creatures from Viking Age art, the cats from the Oseberg ship burial.

Carved into one of the wooden carts included in the grave, these felines may offer a connection to the goddess Freyja due to her affinity for cats. Alongside many grave goods that accompanied the women on their journey into the next world, the cats are a favourite of many visitors to the Oslo Viking Ship Museum.

The objects of this burial range from tapestries to sculptures and even rattles. The ship itself, constructed of oak from the far west of Norway, was created 14 years prior to the burial. The ornamented sleds (including the one that features cats) are even older. This implies extreme wealth and power surrounding the two women. They had the influence the be buried with their choice of goods from across Scandinavia, and included these in their final resting place.

   

Material & Make

This women's cut t-shirt is made with ethically sourced 100% organic cotton and has been hand printed in house by Northern Fire artists at our workshop in Wales. Our inks are water based and locally sourced 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 as the collective on our environmental page.

  

About The Artist:

Without question, Jannicke Wiese-Hansen of Nidhogg Tattoo is one of the most skilled, profound, and prolific members of the Nordic art community. Her pieces appear across a number of iconic black metal albums as both logos and cover art, and her work as a renowned tattooist attracts global clientele to Nidhogg Tattoo who seek the wood-cut style Nordic designs that only Jannicke can create on skin. In the rare case that you may not have seen Jannicke’s art before now, we hope you enjoy the images she’s created for clothing, jewellery, and print for Northern Fire.

You can see more of Jannicke's work available on Northern Fire here. 

     

Women's Shirts Sizing Guide:

This SOLS Organic T-Shirt is designed to fit so if you prefer a looser fitting T-Shirt, we would recommend considering the next size up.

 

UK/EU
 Size
Small 8/10
Medium 10/12
Large 12/14
XL 14/16
XXL 16/18

 

In the images, Grace is wearing a size small. Please check the dimensions are correct for you as sizes differ between regions.