Viking age clothing - pearls
Archaeological finds of Viking age pearls.
Jewellery set from Gotland
A typical set of jewellery from Gotland with a box brooch, two animal-head brooches, two pendants and a string of beads. Observe that there is only one string of beads even if it is a rich grave.
The Viking dress was held up by two short front straps and two longer back straps, which were fastened at the front with two large shell-shaped brooches. Between the brooches women might wear attractive strings of beads of amber, silver, bone or glass in different colours. Photo by National Museum of Denmark