The design is inspired from the old fishermen’s knot, Valknuten. Valknuten has no opening and can thus be interpreted as not being able to let itself be broken by evil forces. The knot was used to protect against black magic. Valknut could also be called “love knot” and was used as a “love-provoking” symbol in courtship. Were the knots drawn together, the answer was yes, the knot pulled apart, the answer was no.