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Viking and Slavic Ornamental Design

An album of 343 authentic graphic designs in 2D. Collected mainly from the Viking Age, not only from Scandinavia, but also from Germany, Central Europe (eg Wolin) and Russia. They have been drawn from a vast selection of artifacts - hilts, crossguards, pottery, jewelry, manuscripts, bone and wood carvings etc. Each and every pattern has a date, origin, place it was found, and meaning, where possible.

An album of 343 authentic graphic designs in 2D. Collected mainly from the Viking Age, are not only sourced from Scandinavia, but also from Germany, Central Europe (eg Wolin) and Russia. They have been drawn from a vast selection of artifacts - hilts, crossguards, pottery, jewelry, manuscripts, bone and wood carvings etc. Each and every pattern has a date, origin, place it was found, and meaning, where possible.

All of the graphics presented in this catalog have a common denominator. All of them can be traced back to the Early Middle Ages (V-VI c.) Until the end of XII c. a fully functional entity, recognized as a property of the Middle Ages proper. During that time, a wide variety of ethnicities, culture, spread across Western Europe. Therefore, each designs represent a different cultural identity.

The catalog is intended for artists re-enactors and researches alike, people who are genuinely interested in old cultures, designers, digital artists, tattooists and people inspired by the Early Middle Ages.  Slavic or Viking outfits, jewelry, furniture and leatherwork. This album would be of interest to historians or art historians, art students and anybody involved in the recognition of unfamiliar beauty and ancient aesthetics.  This is an area of study that has long been neglected and unappreciated. 

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