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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 
Register 1939
Plaited bag made of vegetable fibre. Closely plaited with complex painted decoration in white, red and dark green, covering two thirds of basket leaving one section plain.

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Oc1939,08.37

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Register 1939 Plaited bag made of vegetable fibre. Closely plaited with complex painted decoration in white, red and dark green, covering two thirds of basket leaving one section plain.

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  • Register 1939
Plaited bag made of vegetable fibre. Closely plaited with complex painted decoration in white, red and dark green, covering two thirds of basket leaving one section plain.

    Full: Front

  • Register 1939
Plaited bag made of vegetable fibre. Closely plaited with complex painted decoration in white, red and dark green.

    Full: Front