Taking our carved horns to the next level with this horn depicting the world Serpant, Jormungand. A carving that melts into knotwork and dabbled accents, this horn has been skilfully and carefully carved. The speckled background has been accentuated using pyrography creating the brown colour naturally. According to Norse mythology the God Odin threw the sea serpent into the ocean. The serpent grew so large that it was able to surround the earth and grasp its own tail. During Ragnarök the beast causes a deluge resulting in submersion of the world. Afterward, a new world resurfaces.
This beautiful horn, ranges in colouring from white with accents of creams and grays to the brown which brings out the detailed carving.
The serpent unwinds into the horn presenting a tapestry inspired by archaeological finds of the Viking age culminating in the tip of the horn which has been carved into a raven. The raven is a common iconic figure in Norse mythology. The highest god Odin had two ravens named Huginn and Muninn ("thought" and "memory" respectively) who flew around the world bringing back tidings to their master. Therefore, one of Odin's many names was the "ravengod" (Hrafnaguð).
The top of the horn also presents a band of runes. The Elder Futhark runes are split into three aettir. Each is a subset of the runes that is associated with a different god and each of the runes have a different meaning or significance.
You'll receive the horn in the images. Each carved horn is unique and is individually photographed. You won't receive a similar horn carved in the same way, you'll be receiving the one you see in the images.
This horn holds 600ml (marked K)
Horns are by-products of the meat industry. Our horns are salvaged from this so instead of going to waste, they are cleaned, reconditioned and turned into a beautiful vessel to start a new life. They're hand crafted of natural materials (ox or cow horn) so are likely to present some marks from the previous life or crafting process. None have a perfectly smooth finish by the very nature of the items which adds to their rustic charm. Each is handmade, beautiful and unique. All our horns are cleaned, sculpted and polished by our craftsman to a beautiful finish and are safe to drink from.
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