12th century Finnish (1101-1200)

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"The Bird of Uhtua" by Finnish jewelry company Kalevala Koru. Original ancient Finnish jewelry from Uhtua, 1050-1300 A.D. The ancient Scandinavian people had a special connection to the waterfowls, those birds symbolized fertility, but also beginning of the spring/summer season when the waterfowls returned to Scandinavia. Bronze.

"The Bird of Uhtua" by Finnish jewelry company Kalevala Koru. Original ancient Finnish jewelry from Uhtua, 1050-1300 A.D. The ancient Scandinavian people had a special connection to the waterfowls, those birds symbolized fertility, but also beginning of the spring/summer season when the waterfowls returned to Scandinavia. Bronze.

12th century dress, Finland

12th century dress, Finland

Ancient national costume of Masku. Finland, the 12th century

Ancient national costume of Masku. Finland, the 12th century

Pea soup landed here during the 12th-century Crusades when the Swedish crusaders would fortify themselves for the Friday fast by filling up on this hearty dish on Thursday, which is how pea soup became a traditional Thursday meal in both Finland and Sweden (later on followed by a dessert of oven-baked pancake).

Pea soup landed here during the 12th-century Crusades when the Swedish crusaders would fortify themselves for the Friday fast by filling up on this hearty dish on Thursday, which is how pea soup became a traditional Thursday meal in both Finland and Sweden (later on followed by a dessert of oven-baked pancake).

"The jewelry from Halikko" by Finnish jewelry company Kalevala Koru. The original was an ancient Finnish filigree necklace from 12th century found together with three silver crosses. The treasure was hidden in the ground during troubled times in the pre-Christian era.

"The jewelry from Halikko" by Finnish jewelry company Kalevala Koru. The original was an ancient Finnish filigree necklace from 12th century found together with three silver crosses. The treasure was hidden in the ground during troubled times in the pre-Christian era.

Halikko Necklace The prototype for this Kalevala Koru design dates from the 12th century. The string of filigreed balls was found with three silver cross pendants in Halikko, in southwestern Finland. The valuable find was buried in an earthenware jar during the conversion of Finland to Christianity, about 800 years ago. The jewelry may have been hidden by a priest who wanted to protect it from pagan Finns, or just as well by church robbers who were hiding their booty - no one knows for sure.

Halikko Necklace The prototype for this Kalevala Koru design dates from the 12th century. The string of filigreed balls was found with three silver cross pendants in Halikko, in southwestern Finland. The valuable find was buried in an earthenware jar during the conversion of Finland to Christianity, about 800 years ago. The jewelry may have been hidden by a priest who wanted to protect it from pagan Finns, or just as well by church robbers who were hiding their booty - no one knows for sure.

Perniö costume reconstruction, from 12th century grave - National Museum of Finland

Perniö costume reconstruction, from 12th century grave - National Museum of Finland

Silver hoard containing two crosses with relic containers and 36 filigree-decorated beads of different size. The hoard was discovered in 1887 at Joensuu Manor in Halikko in South-Western Finland. The artefacts may have been buried in the ground in th

Silver hoard containing two crosses with relic containers and 36 filigree-decorated beads of different size. The hoard was discovered in 1887 at Joensuu Manor in Halikko in South-Western Finland. The artefacts may have been buried in the ground in th


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Interesting Finnish garb with some of that wire coil decoration I want to try.

Interesting Finnish garb with some of that wire coil decoration I want to try.

In a grave dated to about 1200 A.D. in Perniö traces of a veil has been found. It was a wollen square veil, which was folded double into a triangel. Into the side of the fold, placed in center, a tablet woven band is stiched for about 20 cm long way. Inside the fold a piece of birch bark was placed. It gives a crownlike look and makes its wearer to look very grand. This technique is introduces in the making instructions of Perniö dress replica - Perniön puku.

In a grave dated to about 1200 A.D. in Perniö traces of a veil has been found. It was a wollen square veil, which was folded double into a triangel. Into the side of the fold, placed in center, a tablet woven band is stiched for about 20 cm long way. Inside the fold a piece of birch bark was placed. It gives a crownlike look and makes its wearer to look very grand. This technique is introduces in the making instructions of Perniö dress replica - Perniön puku.

Perniö dress.

Perniö dress.

And you thought you were in a fairy tale? - IV The fourth exhibition of costumes. Slavs and Vikings IX-XII.

And you thought you were in a fairy tale? - IV The fourth exhibition of costumes. Slavs and Vikings IX-XII.

Theoretical method of wearing a Viking shawl, c. 8th-9th centuries.

Theoretical method of wearing a Viking shawl, c. 8th-9th centuries.

Perniön munaispuku

Perniön munaispuku

vikingwomen X-93 $18.95 3 1/8" (7.7 cm) A mead strainer for hanging from your brooches or your belt. They were used symbolically in the wedding ceremony and were a symbol of being in charge of the household.

vikingwomen X-93 $18.95 3 1/8" (7.7 cm) A mead strainer for hanging from your brooches or your belt. They were used symbolically in the wedding ceremony and were a symbol of being in charge of the household.

"Perniön muinaispuku. Helma läheltä" © Marianne Huttunen, Laura Kylliäinen, Liisa Ojala, Pirjo Sinervo (quote) via teeitse.vanha.punomo.fi Reconstruction of  Finnish iron/viking age dress from Perniö. Detail of the hem.

"Perniön muinaispuku. Helma läheltä" © Marianne Huttunen, Laura Kylliäinen, Liisa Ojala, Pirjo Sinervo (quote) via teeitse.vanha.punomo.fi Reconstruction of Finnish iron/viking age dress from Perniö. Detail of the hem.

"Perniön muinaispuku. Helmanauha" © Marianne Huttunen, Laura Kylliäinen, Liisa Ojala, Pirjo Sinervo (quote) via teeitse.vanha.punomo.fi Reconstruction of  Finnish iron/viking age dress from Perniö. Detail of the hem.

"Perniön muinaispuku. Helmanauha" © Marianne Huttunen, Laura Kylliäinen, Liisa Ojala, Pirjo Sinervo (quote) via teeitse.vanha.punomo.fi Reconstruction of Finnish iron/viking age dress from Perniö. Detail of the hem.

MOON GODDESS EARRINGS Designer: Germund Paaer, material: bronze or silver On their trade trips to the east, the Vikings stopped off on the Finnish coast to trade weapons and jewelry for furs. Drawing on Viking influences on their jewelry making, the Finns added a distinct Finnish style. The Moon Goddess was designed during the 40s by Germund Paaer taking advantage of the most beautiful Viking ornaments.

MOON GODDESS EARRINGS Designer: Germund Paaer, material: bronze or silver On their trade trips to the east, the Vikings stopped off on the Finnish coast to trade weapons and jewelry for furs. Drawing on Viking influences on their jewelry making, the Finns added a distinct Finnish style. The Moon Goddess was designed during the 40s by Germund Paaer taking advantage of the most beautiful Viking ornaments.

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