Dragon Pendant with Norse Motifs, Antlers Hand Carved Amulet
Drakkar Viking Amulet, Dragon Pendant - moose antlers handmade art piece.
Dragons from the Northern sagas were very powerful. To us they appear to be the treacherous, strong and extremely mighty creatures.
The moose, deer antlers and wood were the most affordable raw materials used to carve and design ornate pieces. A common feature among Viking jewelry were animal designs taken from nature and Norse mythology. Bone jewellery was common among Viking men and women.
Size: 10 cm/ 3.94 inches
The dragon motif is a popular and prevalent feature in Norse Viking art, and there are several reasons for this.
Firstly, dragons were a common symbol in many ancient cultures, and the Vikings would have encountered these motifs in their travels and trade routes. As such, they may have incorporated dragon motifs into their own art as a way of showing cultural exchange and shared symbolism.
Secondly, dragons were often associated with power, strength, and ferocity, all of which were important values in Viking culture. The Vikings admired these traits in themselves and in their leaders, and so the dragon became a natural symbol of these values.
Thirdly, dragons were often depicted in Norse mythology as the enemy of the gods, and so incorporating dragon motifs into their art may have been a way for the Vikings to express their own defiance against authority and their own willingness to challenge the status quo.
Finally, the dragon was also seen as a symbol of wealth and treasure in Norse mythology, and so incorporating dragon motifs into their art may have been a way for the Vikings to show their own wealth and status.
Overall, the popularity of dragon motifs in Norse Viking art can be attributed to a combination of cultural exchange, admiration for strength and power, defiance against authority, and a desire to show wealth and status.
Dragonships DRAGON = DRAKE (ON dreki – m.pl. drekar) Dragonships were large longships that had carved heads of dragons and other magical beings mounted on their stem. They were ships for chieftains and kings. The ship’s dragonhead was a visual message about the owner’s status.
Material *: moose antlers. No animal has been injured, as moose drop their antlers from late March to mid-April. Due to their strength and durability since ancient times, the moose antlers were used in the manufacture of weapons and jewelry.
Creation time is 3-4 days from the date of purchase. As each amulet is hand-carved, some small details and sizes can slightly differ from the images in the photo.
* Recommendations for wear and storage: Avoid protracted heat (saunas, baths, direct sunlight), as well as contact with water and household chemicals.