Ritual Altar cloth, Elder Futhark, Solar Cross Rabbit Hide
Alter cloths are used for rituals, rune casting, and as a centerpiece for your alter. It also can be used as a wrap to protect your ritual tools, and rune sets. This particular alter cloth is light brown rabbit fur, with the design hand painted on the soft leather side in red or black ink, and measures approximately 13" by 16." Your sacred space will be even more beautiful with this hand crafted alter cloth!
About the Design.
The 24 Elder Futhark runes are block printed upon a beautiful rabbit hide in a circular pattern, allowing for placement of ritual tools such as candles, incense burners, or your patron god or goddess. The power of the entire set of runes imbues the alter cloth with beauty and a sense of the sacred. Also, I have updated the original ritual cloth with a solar cross, printed in red. The combination of black Futhark Runes, and Red Solar Cross makes for a beautiful design.
A sun cross, solar cross, or wheel cross is a solar symbol consisting of a cross inside a circle. The design is frequently found in the symbolism of prehistoric cultures, particularly during the Neolithic to Bronze Age periods of European prehistory, and this particular example is based on Scandinavian rock carving.
Natural Edges vs Trimmed and Clean!
You can also opt for a more raw, wild look for the ritual cloth! By leaving much of the jagged edge unaltered, I can offer the ritual cloth for a more affordable cost to the buyer, since I don't put the extra work into the process of crafting your ritual cloth.
The Linocut Block is carved here in the Ravens Galdr workshop by the artist and shop owner, Mark.
The Elder Futhark is the oldest form of the runic alphabets, and is named after the first six runes in the 24 Rune system.
FEHU - (F) "fay-hoo" Cattle.
URUZ - (U) "ooo-rooze" Strength of will.
THURISAZ - (TH) "thur-ee-saws" Thorn, giant.
ANSUZ - (A) "awn-sooze" the AESIR, ancestral god, Odin.
RAIDHO - (R) “Rye — Though” Wagon or chariot.
KENAZ - (C/K) “Cane — Awes” Beacon or torch, ulcer.
GEBO - (G) “Yee — Boo” Gift.
WUNJO - (W/V) “Woon — Yo” Joy.
HAGALAZ - (H) “haw — gaw — laws” Hail.
NAUTHIZ — (N) “now — these” Need.
ISA - (I) “eee — saw” Ice.
JERA - (J/Y) “yare — awe” A year, a good harvest.
EIHWAZ - (EI) “eye — was” Yew tree.
PERTHRO - (P) “perth — row” Lot cup, female fertility.
ALGIZ - (Z) "al-geez" Elk, protection.
SOWILO (S) "so-wee-lo" The sun.
TIWAZ (T) "tee-waz" The god, Tyr.
BERKANO (B) “Bear — Kawn — Oh” Berchta, the birch-goddess.
EHWAZ (E) “Ay — Waz” as in “day” horses.
MANNAZ (M) “Man — Awes” Man, mankind.
LAGUZ (L) “Law — Goose” Water/Ocean.
INGUZ (NG) “Ing — Goose” The god "ING"
DAGAZ (D) “Daw — Gawz” Day or dawn.
OTHALA (O) “Oath — Awe — Law” Ancestral property.
These ritual cloths ARE MADE TO ORDER, and take three to five days to process.
I use Eco-Friendly 100% Recycled Paper Apparel Mailers - 10" x 13" to ship your order.
All of our rabbits are ethically sourced. If there is ever a concern, you can rest easy knowing the rabbits are never ever raised for or harmed for their fur.
Rune Sets not included.
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