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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


Kathleen Gedeweir Olsen (Biographical details)

Kathleen Gedeweir Olsen (fibre/textile worker; Female; 2008; active)

Also known as

Olsen, Kathleen Gedeweir


Fibre artist from the Yirrchinga moiety, Gochan subsection. Maker of one twined basket purchased by the Museum in 2008.