The Dorset Ooser | Art Print

  • £10.00

The Dorset Ooser is a wooden head from Melbury Osmond, Dorset. The head has a hollow face with horns, a beard, and a hinged jaw. It's been said that it represents the devil, a pagan god, or simply a character from Mumming tradition by English folk dancers. Whatever it is, it represents the diversity of folk tales and customs throughout Britain.

The original Ooser no longer exists, but The Saxon Storyteller based his artwork on the one created by the amazing @the_darkest_ooser (on instagram) and added some Mari Lwyd skulls (from Welsh folk custom) for good measure.

This artwork is part of Matt's Folklore Print Series.


Material & Make

The artwork you will receive has been created locally and is printed using high quality inks and paper to maintain integrity and quality of colour and image.

Your print will arrive on 250gsm uncoated art board and should be handled with care. It’s preferable to only touch the edges and we recommend mounting these in a frame behind glass.


About The Artist

The Saxon Storyteller is an illustrator known for his incredible ability to capture the character and theme of artifacts and historical figures. Reminiscent of Saxon and Viking iconography, his subject matter ranges from members of the lore (such as Ragnar Lothbrok) to those of Tolkien (like Gandalf and other members of the Fellowship). You may also recognize his work as the key illustrator of the Nordic Mythology Podcast, where his images appear unique to each episode and its content.

On Northern Fire, you can find the artwork of Saxon Storyteller on clothing, prints, and pins. 


Size & Dimensions

A4 (210 x 297mm / 8.3 x 11.7 inches)