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Embroidery on apron-dress. Mammen heads and acanthus-leaf motif. By Sorcha Fhionn

Tunic with Mammen-inspired embroideries

ideas of Viking embroidery, a swedish site of reconstruction and fantasy viking embroidery

The Urnes Style (c.1040 – 1150) last phase of Viking art. Takes its name from the remarkable carved wooden doors of the stave church at Urnes, Norway, Is a refinement if the Ringerike style & depends upon interplay of gracefully curving lines for its effect. The animals are still curvaceous & one or more snakes are included with the quadrupeds. The spiral hip is still used, but it is not as large as in Mammen & Ringerike styles. The animals have large almond-shaped eyes & often bite one…