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Mammen find in Denmark 9th c. - the large round faces on the museum reconstruction of this are quite big (like a cup or can in diameter) and used as a border on a cloak.

Mammen embroidery - little faces with color coding key

Embroidery from the Tenth Century Viking Grave at Mammen Denmark. Technical drawings and usable outlines.

Small Masks from Viking clothing. A relatively narrow band of outline-only faces, with filled-in three-lobed leaves in pairs between each set of faces. The photographs show only that the face outlines are dark and the leaves are possibly variable medium tones. The museum reconstruction uses dark blue outlines for the faces and has pairs of leaves sequentially in white, gold, and orange (or possibly these three and red-brown as well).

Embroidery from the Tenth Century Viking Grave at Mammen, Denmark. Additional info at www.heatherrosejo...

Embroidery from the Tenth Century Viking Grave at Mammen Denmark

Viking embroidery [1] - scale representation with key (numbers refer to colours)

Mammen embroideries, with a discussion of the Middle Eastern textiles that may have inspired them

Viking Embroidery Stitches and Motifs

Acanthus Vine on Viking clothing. A relatively narrow band of curving vines and three-lobed leaves. These motifs are entirely filled in. The photographs show a very pale (white?) outline, medium tones filling in the leaves, and a darker color for the "bars" at the base of the leaves. The museum reconstruction has dark blue "bars", a white outline elsewhere, leaves and vines filled with gold, with the "extra leaf" (see the diagram) alternating between light blue, gold, and orange.