Tree and Birds Petroglyph Women's T-shirt

£25.00
  • Tree and Birds Petroglyph Women's T-shirt
  • Tree and Birds Petroglyph Women's T-shirt
  • Tree and Birds Petroglyph Women's T-shirt

Interpretative design by Tattooist Balder Anderson based on a petroglyph depicting two capercaillies or black grouse sitting atop a tree. Depictions of trees seldom occur in rock carvings, numbering only 20 at Tanum, the petroglyphs however do not seem to depict just any tree; these are trees with distinctive characteristics and special associations with humans and birds.

The iconography may be representative of Mímameiðr whose branches stretch over every land, is unharmed by fire or metal and bears fruit that assists pregnant women, and upon whose highest bough roosts the cock Víðópnir, mentioned in the Old Norse poem Fjölsvinnsmál