An Aegis, or a shield, was carried by the goddess Athena in battle as protection. An Aegis contains protection from a powerful, knowledgable and benevolent force. In Norse mythology, an Aegis - or Tarnkappe - has the power to make the user invisible.
The Aegis cuff is made from handwoven and hand dyed hemp using cochineal and madder root dyes. There are three handwoven slits and sterling silver chain fringe throughout the fabric of the cuff. It fastens on by slipping the knotted fringe on one side through the loop on the other.