Viking beads – Vikings in BC

Viking age beads from the Vikings in BC display

Viking age beads from the Vikings in BC display

In my previous post I showed a Norse style festoon I made largely from museum replica Viking Age beads. In this post I’d like to share with you some of the photos I took at the Vikings in BC exhibit this past summer.

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Another Viking Age Festoon

You might remember that I made a Viking Age Festoon (half-necklace) a while back for my Viking Age costume. Then I bought some museum replica beads while in Iceland, along with some charms/pendants to make a treasure necklace!

First Festoon

 

Top of the blue apron dress with my festoon and broaches

Top of the blue apron dress with my festoon and broaches

Above is the first (two) festoons I made. I actually attached them together so I’m calling it a single… You might remember this from the Viking Age Festoon post or from the post where I showed off my blue linen apron dress.

Auditioning the new festoon

So I strung up the beads and charms along with some other beads I had/bought – and shared the photo with a Viking costuming group on Facebook. I was most looking for some feedback on what others might think of the beads and stringing.

Auditioning a new viking festoon

Auditioning a new viking festoon

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Viking woman’s grave goods

Assortment of goods found in a woman's grave

Assortment of goods found in a woman’s grave

I think that I’m nearing the last few posts about my trip to Iceland and the various museum exhibits I saw there – for today’s post about the Iceland National Museum in Reykjavik I’m going to re-visit a display of grave goods from a Viking Age woman’s grave.

The display included tortoise brooches which I showed in a previous post, a full necklace (also from a previous post) and a festoon that I also explored in a previous post.

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Up close – Vikings in BC

Viking personal adornment display at the Royal BC Museum - close up of the ornate pin and the festoon

Viking personal adornment display at the Royal BC Museum – close up of the ornate pin and the festoon

In my previous post, I showed off some of the displays which included needle cases from the museums I visited in Iceland, as well as the Viking display from the Swedish Museum in Victoria, BC. Since I have a few additional photos from those displays, I thought I’d share them here.

Viking personal adornment display at the Royal BC Museum. This display included a skull with filed teeth, a large pin, a festoon, an ornate pin, whetstone, needle case, and purse.

Viking personal adornment display at the Royal BC Museum. This display included a skull with filed teeth, a large pin, a festoon, an ornate pin, whetstone, needle case, and purse.

The “personal adornment” display I showed in my previous post, and it includes a number of things beyond the needle case.  Pictured above is the festoon and ornate brooch.

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