Title

Sejd

EDITION

Unique

dimensions

H 41 cm W 52 cm D 12.5 cm

Material

Glass and wood

price

£ 8200

about

Sejd (’sejðr’) from the Glasskibe Collection
A special kind of Norse sorcery. Odin is mentioned as the master of Sejd: "Odin knew the art of Sejd, which not only allowed him to explore the destinies of men, but also enabled him to predict things to come. Through Sejd, he could invoke misfortune, sickness and death to people; steal strength and knowledge from one man and transfer it to the next. One reservation of the time was that Sejd made male practitioners more unmanly, hence it was deemed more appropriate to leave it to the Goddesses".
The Danish town of Hundested is steeped in maritime history and richly from the Viking Age. It is the majestic imagery of the Viking ships passing that has inspired two of the harbour’s contemporary craft companies; cabinetmakers Egeværk and glass artists Backhaus & Brown. These two award-winning workshops have combined their masterful crafts in an innovative collaboration; namely a series of sculptures named "Glasskibe" – Viking ships in hand blown glass and carved oak.

Backhaus & Brown and Egeværk

Sejd