Urnes Serpents | Organic Hoodie


This hoody features three separate prints (on the sleeve, hood, and back), all designed by Sigurboði Grétarsson and based on the Urnes style of Viking Age Art.

Printed in a medium grey tone on black fabric, this colouration nods to the widespread use of Urnes style on large standing stones during the late Viking Age.

The Urnes Stave Church in Norway offers an elaborate entrance (literally and figuratively) into this final style of Viking art, which takes its name from this location. 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

These Neutral Brand hoodies are made with ethically sourced 100% organic cotton and are hand printed by Northern Fire artists at our workshop in North Wales. Our inks are water based and locally sourced and to minimise the negative impact of the textile industry on the environment.

Fabric: 100% Organic Fairtrade Cotton

Weight: 155 gsm (Please note this is very light weight compared to a standard hoodie and feels similar to a heavy t-shirt material.)

Additional details:
- Covered full length zip
- Double lined hood
- Front pouch pockets
- Two fold cuffs at sleeves and waistband
- Neck tape

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 partner 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 hoody is designed for a tighter fit. If you prefer a looser fitting hoody, we would recommend the next size up.


size XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Width (cm) 46 49 52 55 58 61 64
Full length (cm) 62 65 68 71 74 77 80


Size Tolerance +/- 2cm