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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

 

Taira Toshiko 平良敏子 (Biographical details)

Taira Toshiko 平良敏子 (fibre/textile worker; Japanese; Female; 1921)

Also known as

Taira, Toshiko

Biography

Textile artist. Designated Living National Treasure by the Japanese government in 2000 for woven banana fibre technique.