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Serpent & Z Rod.

Just knocked off this little pictish ditty the other night and thought i’d share it wid ya’ll?
I designed it primarily for a T-Shirt, i just can not justify paying some big name brand $50 or more for a one colour font based design on a t-shirt, all you become is a walking billboard and you are paying them for the priviledge, crazy!

So i have got into the habit of doing my own t-shirts via redbubble.com when my t-shirt supplies are wearing out!

This print available here<<<

This design is from a stone carving, the design has been entitled by researchers as a SERPENT & Z ROD.

There are a number of versions of the SERPENT or SNAKE & Z ROD, though this one is found in Inverurie Parish and is called the Brandsbut Stone, located in Aberdeenshire .

It is considered a class1 stone and includes writing in Ogham, a written language first developed in Ireland and later used in Scotland. The Brandsbutt Stone was at one time broken in pieces, it was going to be used to build a field dyke,  but the pieces have since been put together and such stones treasured more highly. Who knows how many other stones have been lost this way?


A new design, a different form of the Serpent & Z Rod. 7/9/10.
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