Hand-stitched Aegishjalmr utilizing the chain stitch embroidery technique with white thread on red, cotton fabric.
Pillow case is machine sewed with slip cover opening in the back. This is for the pillow case only.
"The Helm of Awe
I wore before the sons of men
In defense of my treasure;
Amongst all, I alone was strong,
I thought to myself,
For I found no power a match for my own."
Originally stamped between the brows of Nordic warriors during battle, the Aegishjalmr was used as a traditional sigil to ensure victory. After placing it on their forehead, they would recite: ̠gishj��lm er ̩g ber milli br̼na m̩r! (I bear the helm of awe between my brows!)
While most believe the Aegishjalmr was used to strike fear in the hearts of the enemy, it can also be said that it instilled courage and confidence in the men who bore the symbol to fight with honor and for glory.
Fits 16x16 pillows
Red fabric with white thread