Volva staff from the Royal Alberta Museum
Super quick post today from the 2019 Viking exhibit at the Royal Albert Museum (RAM) – because there really was only one artifact to show!
This iron staff with a handle was found in Fuldby, Zealand, Denmark, and has been attributed as a Völva’s staff.
Embellished ordinary things
Today’s Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) exhibit items are all things that have ordinary uses, but are all decorated with different elements.
display, I found it difficult to categorize this display – and the only common element was that they seemed to be common items with decorative elements. Bone tools
Posted in Garb from a Thousand Lakes, Museum exhibits, Viking accessories, Viking Jewelry, Viking Textiles/Crafts Tagged amber, flint, Museum, Royal Alberta Museum, spindle, strap end, Viking, whorl
“Handle made of bone, ornamented in Ringerike style, from Køge, Zealand, Denmark” c. 1000-1050 CE
Two years ago in May 2019 my mum and I took a trip to Edmonton to visit the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) specifically to see the touring Viking Exhibit from Denmark.
Today’s post is about some of the bone tools on display at the museum exhibit.
Roskilde 6 ship
A really neat interactive exhibit at the Viking Exhibit from Denmark from the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) in May 2019 was a warship frame.
Draw plate & metal working tools
Part of a competition piece I did a few years ago was on Viking Knit (Trichinopoly) where I learned a lot more about draw plates, and specifically 11th century draw plates. These are (in short) used to make wire a smaller diameter – as well as taking down the diameter of completed Viking Knit.
One of the items in the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) exhibits was about draw plates, along with other metal working / jewelry making tools.