Viking age clothing - pearls
Archaeological finds of Viking age pearls.
Viking Age Clothing
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
Object from the exhibition We call them Vikings produced by The Swedish History Museum
Beads. Glass, rock crystal and carnelian. The beads are from a cremation context. The heat from the pyre has turned the carnelian beads “bone white." Grave find, Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 34000:Bj 151. In the Historiska Museet, Stockholm.