Urnes Serpents | Organic T-Shirt
This piece of art by Sigurboði Grétarsson features two dragons in the Urnes style intertwined on the chest.
This style, named after the Urnes Stave Church in Norway, is an elaborate portal (literally and figuratively) into the late Viking Age. With much more open and negative space in the design, these could easily be drawn onto the highly-demanded runestones of the time (one artist’s signature has even been found on over 60 of them). Many of the most well-known runestones in Sweden display these highly identifiable beasts covered in runes, with their gracefully winding bodies, short lapets, and distinctive almond shaped eyes.
Material & Make
Our t-shirts 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
Sigurboði Grétarsson is an Icelandic musician, tattooist, and artisan. Having collaborated with other prominent artists (such as Vévaki, Danheim, Heldom, Urspring, Munknörr, and Rúnfell), his work extends to the skin while he tattoos alongside his fiance Hrafnhildur (known as the tattoo artist Habba Nero). However, his specialty with handcraft applies to horns, which he has been carving for almost a decade in the Viking Age art styles familiar to so many.
For more on Sigurboði, feel free to check out our blog on his dynamic artistry.
You can see more of his artwork on Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
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.
37" / 94 cm
39" / 97 cm
42" / 107 cm
44" / 112 cm
|XXL||46" / 117 cm|
In the pictures, Sean is wearing a large. Please check the dimensions are correct for you as sizes differ between regions.