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 necklace is made from handwoven and hand dyed hemp. It is dip-dyed in cochineal (pink) and madder root (red).