Spirals in Viking Art

Collection by Amanda Marksdottir

Amanda Marksdottir
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 . Viking Life, Viking Art, Viking Runes, Thor, Steinmetz, Germanic Tribes, Viking Culture, Rune Stones, Old Norse
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Martebo stone from Gotland, Sweden The Martebo stone from the Swedish island of…


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. Norse Runes, Viking Symbols, Viking Art, Egyptian Symbols, Viking Runes, Mayan Symbols, Viking Woman, Ancient Symbols, Norse Mythology
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konguloarkonan: “ Carved and painted slab, Vallstena, Gotland, Sweden, 6th-7th century; human figures and dragons. ”

simple html output Viking Garb, Viking Dress, Norse People, Norse Clothing, Simple Html, Norwegian Vikings, Medieval Embroidery, Archaeological Finds, Norse Vikings
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Osebergskipet - The Oseberg Ship find - Viking ships and norse wooden boats by Jørn Olav Løset, Norway Viking Life, Viking Art, Viking Warrior, Ancient Vikings, Norse Vikings, Real Vikings, Viking Longship, Norwegian Vikings, Boat Safety
Viking WarriorAncient Vikings

The World's Best Photos of gotland and picturestone Viking Life, Viking Art, Viking Woman, Ancient Vikings, Norse Vikings, Viking Pictures, Historical Women, Historical Photos, Asian History
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Picture stone

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Fylfot on picture stone Century CE. Whorls symbolize the sun? Viking Symbols, Viking Art, Viking Woman, Vikings, Swedish Tattoo, Scandinavian Tattoo, Viking Embroidery, Flower Symbol, Rune Stones
Viking SymbolsViking WomanViking EmbroideryRune Stones

Flyfot (swastikas) from 4000 BCE to 1514 CE. Includes detailed drawing of part of the Oseberg tapestry. Pinned drawing is of a smaller section. Sacred Symbols, Viking Symbols, Ancient Symbols, Viking Life, Viking Art, Norse Pagan, Norse Mythology, Viking Embroidery, Viking Pattern
Sacred SymbolsViking SymbolsNorse PaganViking EmbroideryViking Pattern

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 Designs, Celtic Designs, Viking Art, Tangle Patterns, Celtic Art, Iron Age, Anglo Saxon, Picts, Prehistory
Celtic DesignsTangle PatternsCeltic ArtPicts

Viking-era standing stone at the Gotlands Fornsal Museum, Visby. / A Journey through Medieval Life Viking Art, Viking Woman, Historical Women, Historical Photos, Asian History, British History, Strange History, History Facts, Rune Stones

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 Viking Embroidery, Embroidery Applique, Norse Clothing, Archaeological Finds, Norse Vikings, Viking Art, Iron Age, Dark Ages, Art Forms
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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 Viking Ornament, Viking Pictures, Vicomte, Viking Clothing, Scandinavian Countries, Viking Art, Crop Circles, Picts, Spirals
Viking OrnamentViking ClothingPictsSpirals

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

la tene

Picture stone from Stenkyrka, Lillbjärs, Gotland, photograph taken at the National Historical museum of Sweden Viking Armor, Viking Men, National Historical Museum, Viking Pictures, Rune Stones, Spirals, Cool Things To Make, Archaeology, Sweden
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Viking men: Clothing: trousers and breeches