Spirals in Viking Art

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Of note: Diamond-faceted carnelian? bead, identical to ones found in Iceland. Detail of bead pendant. Necklace from Grave Birka, Sweden. Source: The Viking Heritage, Viking Garb, Viking Reenactment, Viking Dress, Viking Costume, Renaissance Jewelry, Viking Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Old Jewelry, Jewellery
Viking Costume

Detail of bead pendant. Necklace from Grave 632, Birka, Sweden. Late 9th century. Source: The Viking Heritage, 1996.

Rune stone from Gotland .

Martebo stone from Gotland, Sweden The Martebo stone from the Swedish island of…

Reginheim

Reginheim; everything about ancient Germanic culture, religion, language, warfare, history, art, society, etc.

Carved and painted slab, Vallstena, Gotland, Sweden, century; human figures and dragons.

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konguloarkonan: “ Carved and painted slab, Vallstena, Gotland, Sweden, 6th-7th century; human figures and dragons. ”

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Osebergskipet - The Oseberg Ship find - Viking ships and norse wooden boats by Jørn Olav Løset, Norway

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Picture stone

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Fylfot on picture stone Century CE. Whorls symbolize the sun?

Flyfot (swastikas) from 4000 BCE to 1514 CE. Includes detailed drawing of part of the Oseberg tapestry. Pinned drawing is of a smaller section.

I have talked at length about the relative lack of embroidery in Viking Age finds, but I am going to summarize those earlier discussions here as a preface to some new thoughts. Embroidery as a whole.

oseberg ship burial embroidery

water color of scrolling motif found in the Oseberg burial

-- these designs remind me of the 'terry twist' style of continuous curve quilting

Viking-era standing stone at the Gotlands Fornsal Museum, Visby. / A Journey through Medieval Life

Return to Gotland

Return to Gotland: Photo essay about the Baltic island of Gotland, Sweden from May 2015.

Water color of scrolling motif found in the Oseberg burial, from Osebergfundet, Volume 4 (pages 331 and

12th Night

My local Shire is again hosting the Kingdom 12th Night. This makes me happy because it means the event will be easy to get too and that I will know many of the people there. It makes me even...

Stock Photo - Detail of a Viking picture stone in Bro, Gotland, Sweden

Stock Photo - Detail of a Viking picture stone in Bro, Gotland, Sweden

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Double-headed spiral form with rhomboid central void (top right) for interpretation of Oseberg spiral embroidery

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Picture stone from Stenkyrka, Lillbjärs, Gotland, photograph taken at the National Historical museum of Sweden

Viking men: Clothing: trousers and breeches