Oct 29

Norse Trefoil Brooch – New design at Cafepress.com/suvia

The Viking period spanned the 8th to 11th centuries and centered on the Scandinavian countries, although the Vikings had cultural ties around the world.

We owe much of our knowledge of Viking dress to archeological finds and the metal objects found in graves and associated sites. One of the types of brooches found, was a three-lobed, or trefoil, brooch. This was thought to have closed either a cloak or gown at the neck. Vikings could have adopted this from a Carolingian belt-fitting of a similar shape. Fantastic animals decorate the surface, frequently in the Borre style.

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