RAM Vikings – Turtle brooches

Bronze (with silver and niello) turtle brooch from Holbæk , Denmark

Bronze (with silver and niello) turtle brooch from Holbæk , Denmark

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. It’s taken me some time to get through the photos (and remember to post) but over the next while I’ll share some of the highlights from the exhibit, hopefully to help any other reenactors or costumers get inspired for their own future projects!

Today’s post is all about turtle brooches!

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RAM Vikings – A Woman’s Grave

Beads and coins from a Viking Age woman's grave.

Beads and coins from a Viking Age woman’s grave.

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. It’s taken me some time to get through the photos (and remember to post) but over the next while I’ll share some of the highlights from the exhibit, hopefully to help any other reenactors or costumers get inspired for their own future projects!

Today’s post is all about the dress ornaments of an aristocratic Viking woman.

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Medieval jewellery at the Turku Medieval Market

One of my favourite jewellery booths from the Turku Medieval Market

One of my favourite jewellery booths from the Turku Medieval Market

Along with the diamond twill wool I mentioned a few posts back, some of my best purchases the Turku Medieval Market, (Keskiaikaiset markkinat) were jewellery and *bling* for my Viking age kit.

The jewellery booths were generally quite popular, so some of my photos aren’t great – because the booth was too crowded to get good photos! I looked mostly for booths that had reasonable prices for good-looking replicas, but there were also several booths with accessories more with a “medieval feel” or medieval-inspired, which I didn’t take photos of.

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Vikings in BC – brooches part 1

Box brooch from the Vikings in BC display

Box brooch from the Vikings in BC display

In a previous post I shared some brooches from the Vikings in BC exhibit. Today I have some more for you. Since I have a LOT of brooch photos, I’m going to be breaking this up over a few days, to limit the number of photos in one post.  You can click the Vikings In BC tag to see all of the posts from this exhibit. Continue reading