Runes-letters modified from Phoenician alphabet. Runic was often written without spaces between words & where 2 of the same letter sat beside each other only one would be used. It was written both from left to right & right to left. It was mainly used to label items with the owner's name & was considered magical as most people were illiterate & did not understand the concept of symbols representing sounds. This also led to their use in fortune telling.
thestyleconsulate: This kitchen island design literally “brings nature indoors.” This large tree remnant works wonderfully as the base and side table-counter for this kitchen island. The clean and hard lines of the concrete counter, range and rectangular sink balance perfectly the fluid lines of nature’s contribution. ~ C.G. of Style