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leather handbag, embossed image of Icelandic compass, handmade leather messenger
leather handbag, embossed image of Icelandic compass, handmade leather messenger
leather handbag, embossed image of Icelandic compass, handmade leather messenger
leather handbag, embossed image of Icelandic compass, handmade leather messenger
leather handbag, embossed image of Icelandic compass, handmade leather messenger

Vegvisir Leather bag, Nordic Magic Navigation Compass, Icelandic Vikings style

Regular price £298.00 Sale

This listing is MADE TO ORDER LISTING (4 WEEKS TO MAKING TIME) for Vegvisir saddle round handbag made from vegetable tanned leather. The design is A Vegvísir (Icelandic 'sign post' or 'wayfinder') is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather. The symbol is attested in the Huld Manuscript, collected in Iceland by Geir Vigfusson in 1880 (but consisting of material of earlier origin).

As you can see the image of this bag is full of ancient symbols and carry that special Viking charm. The center of the bag is decorated with antique brass concho.

The making of this very special handbag was inspired by songs of famous singer Björk’s, who carries Symbolic Tattoo: Vegvísir, A Protection Symbol.

Björk Tattoo Norse symbol Vegvísir Björk, an Icelandic singer and actress, has a cute symbolic tattoo on her left upper arm. It is a Norse protection symbol called Vegvísir, which has a deep meaning. The Icelandic word literally means ‘guidepost’ or ‘direction sign’. In modern popular culture the Vegvísir is often called Runic Compass or See the Way. It is often associated with the Viking Age, which is not correct: this symbol is from the 17th century Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók (‘magic book’).

The origin of this type of witchcraft is difficult to ascertain: to some extent it derives from medieval mysticism and renaissance occultism, but also has a few connections with the ancient Germanic runic tradition. Vegvísir was drawn on one’s forehead with blood to prevent a person from getting lost. In 2008 movie Max Payne the tattoo artist who explains his theory about Viking wing tattoos, has a Vegvísir tattoo on his left shoulder.

This bag is unlined inside, robust and timeless design, lid closes with a magnetic clasp, 100% handmade of full grain vegetable tanned/genuine leather. Assembled with waxed thread and saddle stitching (stronger than machine stitching), it is very durable and will serve you for years.

Size is W24cm x H20cm x D7cm (bottom) with the strap - 117 cm long.

The bag is very sweet and attractive, you will enjoy it for years to come.

Very unique and one of the kind.

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All my leather items are 100% handmade, including hand carving, tooling, dying and assembling. Item may have occasional marks and scratches. It doesn't spoil the product but quite the opposite adds some character and charm of a handmade item.

All my handmade items are made of full grain vegetable tanned leather, which means there are might be random insect bites, scars and butchers/tannery's marks.

While the product is new it can be firm but will get softer with the time just like any other real and genuine leather.

All items will be sent via Royal Mail Signed For service.

International buyers, please contact for P&P quotes before you commit your purchases.