Oseberg Women's T-shirt

£18.00
  • Oseberg Women's T-shirt
  • Oseberg Women's T-shirt
  • Oseberg Women's T-shirt
  • Oseberg Women's T-shirt
  • Oseberg Women's T-shirt

A design based on a carving from the Oseberg Wagon. This was one of several means of transport that were found with the mid-10th century AD Oseberg ship burial discovered in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg in Vestfold county, Norway.

The wagon is intricately carved with scenes on all its sides. The back of the wagon features at least ten cats, possibly relating it, and the people that travelled in it, to Freyja: Freyja had a cart pulled by two cats. The front features carvings that may relate to the ever-popular Sigurd legend. Carts like this are also featured on the tapestry found in the Oseberg burial.

It is thought that the wagon was not intended to travel long distances because of its solid wooden wheels. The wagon bed appears to be able to be lifted from the chassis, and one suggestion is that it was a means for a person to board a ship without getting their feet wet.