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Silver, large hook-and-eye wrist-clasp of wire, ends coiled into flat spirals & ribbed.

Full: Front Silver, large hook-and-eye wrist-clasp of wire, ends coiled into flat spirals & ribbed. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Viking toiletries. In many movies and cartoons, the Vikings are shown as dirty, wild-looking, savage men and women, but in reality, the Vikings were quite vain about their appearance. In fact, combs, tweezers, razors and “ear spoons” are among some of the most frequent artifacts from Viking Age excavations. These same excavations have also shown that the Vikings made soap.:

Vikings were quite vain about their appearance. In fact, combs, tweezers, razors and ear spoons are among some of the most frequent artifacts from Viking Age excavations. These same excavations have also shown that the Vikings made soap.

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Detail of a finnish iron age mantle for a man: bronze spiral decorations on corners and tablet woven band on edge. Tablet woven by Mervi Pasanen

Europe - Finland, detail of a finnish iron age mantle for a man, bronze spiral decorations on corners and tablet woven band on edge, tablet woven by Mervi Pasanen

Bronze spirals in Iron Age Fennic Costumes (calewas) Tags: estonia medieval ironage viro keskiaika rautakausi ancientcostumes pronssispiraali ironagecostumes bronzespirals itmerensuomalainen vikingagecostumes

Bronze spirals in Iron Age Costumes - Estonia. I suspect this is a reproduction of finds from the Siksala burial field in southwestern Estonia, which would make it Latgallian (Baltic) rather than Finnic.

Bronzespiralen aufgedreht von mir selbst.

Bronzespiralen aufgedreht von mir selbst.

I did some wire work on my Kekmaki band to make a nice belt of it. Inspired by Finnish iron age bronze spiral decoration on textile.

I did some wire work on my Kekmaki band to make a nice belt of it. Inspired by Finnish iron age bronze spiral decoration on textile.

I did some wire work on my Kekmaki band to make a nice belt of it. Inspired by Finnish iron age bronze spiral decoration on textile.

Very nice wire work on Kekomäki band to make a nice belt of it. Inspired by Finnish iron age bronze spiral decoration on textile.

Check out this site, very nice   Adventures in Historical Tabletweaving: Siksälä Shawl- 13th-14th century Estonia

Check out this site, very nice Adventures in Historical Tabletweaving: Siksälä Shawl- century Estonia

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Livonian boy-teen card-woven wool belt with brass decorations. Second half century - first half century Salaspils Laukskola cementery, burrial Tablet woven by Lilita Rašmane

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