Valknot, Valknut, Tattoo design, Free to use original public domain image to use in crafting. SVG PNG and JPG files

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The Viking symbol known as a Valknot, "knot of the chosen". The Viking age depictions are usually tied to images of those chosen to Odin in their afterlife. The pattern itself is constructed using the ancient "flower of life" pattern, common throughout the ancient world, from Egypt through to China and India and an integral part of sacred geometry.


The center of the triangles is in the middle of the image you will receive. Because of the shape it may appear off center, but it will help you with the lay out or if you need to rotate the image.


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2 SVG vector files Normal (13.81 KB) and Outline (33.94 KB). A vector graphic can be read by most graphics programs, including electronic cutters. A vector file can be scaled up without pixelation and the background is transparent.

2 JPG image file Normal (209.37 KB) and Oultine (221.05 KB). 300 dpi resolution. 1000 px wide.

1 PNG image files, Normal (77.82 KB). 300 dpi resolution. 1000 px wide. Transparent background


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Licensing

- Public Domain. The drawing has been created by me, but the design is so old that it is in the public domain and so free to use any which way you want.



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Ideas for use

All my images in this shop are meant to be a creative resource for those of you who craft, collate or create art. You can use them as part of a project, as a base... colour them, change them etc. There are no restrictions on commercial use and you would retain your rights to any derivative or transformative elements in your work.

- Web design
- As a base for a more complicated image
- Tribal Tattoo design
- Carving
- Etching
- Clip art
- Embroidery
- Embossing
- Woodburning
- Jewellery
- Digital scrap booking
- Stickers
- As wall, car or window decal
- Temporary tattoo
- Crafting
- Stamping
- Card making



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How the image is made

This image of three interlinked triangles is also known as a Borromean triangle. The construction is mathematical. It is based on a triangular grid formed onto the flower of life pattern.

The Viking patterns are drawn free form and some of them famously show how tricky the pattern is to draw. For example the quick engraving done onto the Oseberg ship burial bed's post has a mistake. I wanted to draw my version mathematically, but by hand. It would be easy to do it all on the computer, but I believe that then that will show in the end result being too perfect.

I start by constructing a grid using overlapping circles, around 25 of them, forming the flower of life pattern, a sacred geometrical construct. Joining the centres of the circles you can create a triangular grid pattern from which you can draw out the Valknot.

After all this has been done by pencil, I colour the lines in with ink and add highlighting thinner lines, very often used in knot work designs to bring out the main pattern. The pencil markings are then erased and the image is scanned onto the computer.

The scan is converted into a vector file. As automatic conversions rarely do it right, each node has been hand tweaked so that the path is intact, compact and above all still retains the character of the original ink drawing.


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In good faith if you are not happy with your purchase, if you cannot use cannot use your image or if there is a fault in it I will fully refund your purchase.

All images in this shop are released with a Creative Commons Attribution only license (blue banners) or are in the Public Domain (green banners). You are not restricted in how you can use the images and you are allowed to adapt, share and build upon the images, even commercially. The blue bannered (Creative Commons) images require attribution online only. For example: If you print the image on a bag, you do not have to write my name on it, but if you publish the bag with the image online in a shop or social media, please mention that the image is created by M.Barran. A link to my shop would be lovely, but is not required.

All custom work, such as logo design, starts at £500 (GBP). I will also need to reserve 8 weeks for completion. If you need a file in a different size, resolution or format, there is no extra charge. If I can do it, I will need to reserve 3 working days.

In good faith if you are not happy with your purchase, if you cannot use cannot use your image or if there is a fault in it I will fully refund your purchase.

All images in this shop are released with a Creative Commons Attribution only license (blue banners) or are in the Public Domain (green banners). You are not restricted in how you can use the images and you are allowed to adapt, share and build upon the images, even commercially. The blue bannered (Creative Commons) images require attribution online only. For example: If you print the image on a bag, you do not have to write my name on it, but if you publish the bag with the image online in a shop or social media, please mention that the image is created by M.Barran. A link to my shop would be lovely, but is not required.

All custom work, such as logo design, starts at £500 (GBP). I will also need to reserve 8 weeks for completion. If you need a file in a different size, resolution or format, there is no extra charge. If I can do it, I will need to reserve 3 working days.



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    1 day ago by Dillon Armstrong
    Always perfect - thank youso much
    Oct 2, 2015 by Amanda

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