Urnes Snake Altar Cloth - The Crows Knot
Urnes Snake Altar Cloth - The Crows Knot
Urnes Snake Altar Cloth - The Crows Knot

Urnes Snake Altar Cloth

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The Urnes Snakes is a motif commonly associated with Loki by modern day devotees.

The Urnes Snakes consists of two interlaced S-shaped snakes – based upon the animorphic designs found upon many Scandinavian artifacts created between the late 8th and 12th centuries in and around Uppsala, Sweden. The Urnes Snakes feature prominently in a mural on the north portal wall of the Urnes Stave Church in Ørsnes, Norway. The church was built around 1130 or shortly thereafter, and still stands in its original location; it is believed to be the oldest of its kind. It provides a link between Christian architecture and the architecture and artforms of the Viking Age.

-Altar cloth is made of 100% cotton fabric, in green, with machine embroidered motifs in medium green and shimmering gold

-The Urnes design of two intertwined snakes is machine embroidered in the center with 50/50 poly/cotton gold thread, measuring 3.5 by 1.75 inches (8.9 by 4.4 cm)

- As well, an elegant scroll motif is machine embroidered in green and gold at each corner block, measuring 2.75 by 3.75 inches (6.9 by 9.5cm) each

- This cloth is slightly rectangular, measuring approximately 18.5 inches by 16 inches (46.9 cm by 40.6cm)

-The edges of this cloth are also double hemmed - to prevent fraying, and the cloth is fully machine washable and dryable.

-And as always, I offer free domestic shipping!

-This cloth would make a lovely gift for someone special - especially a Lokean - or even as a lovely gift for yourself!

Thanks for looking!