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Title

Njal

EDITION

Unique

dimensions

H 35 cm W 47 cm D 11 cm

Material

Blown & cut glass with oak

price

£ 6900

about

Njal from the Glasskibe Collection. The title explained by the artists;

"Njal is a Viking boy’s name that means giant. Viking names were often given special characteristics and bestowed strength and protection in life.  We know the names of the Vikings from runic inscriptions and place names, among other things. Many of these names are specific to the Nordic countries".

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

Njal