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Cocobolo Ouroboros by ValkyrieOfODIN Cocobolo Ouroboros by ValkyrieOfODIN
The Ouroboros can be attached to a string, worn as a pendant, or stand alone for other purposes.

In Norse mythology, it appears as the serpent Jörmungandr, one of the three children of Loki and Angrboda, who grew so large that it could encircle the world and grasp its tail in its teeth. Often reoccurring in civilizations The Ouroboros has symbolized Infinity and reoccurring loops of the universe. It has even been considered The Entirety of All and the soul of The World. It was also the symbol of Janus. It has made its way into the art of Alchemy, Psychology, Freemasons and other secret societies.

The Ouroborus has held to its symbolism and remained entwined in mankind through the ages.

The Ouroborus was made pure without chemical sealants or preservatives but has been oiled with linseed oil to help bring out the shine of the wood.
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newcarver Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Did you start with a burl or a slab? Did you use a band saw to cut out the initial form? When I see a piece like this I always wonder how the creator arrived at such a perfect end result!
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ValkyrieOfODIN Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOL... much more complicated. XP

Sandpaper, hand saw, and a dremel taken to pieces from scrap bins.

Thank you for the comment. =)
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