At VikingMinds we take Viking Age art, texts and images — surviving for centuries as metalwork, carvings in stone, and more — and turn them into the designs you see on our fantastic products.
Medieval artisans were often masters of their craft. From simple lines carved in sandstone to intricate patterns of silver and gold, their creations offer unique glimpses into the mysterious inner workings of the Viking Age mind. And being the seafaring rovers they were, Viking stuff seems to turn up just about everywhere! Take a look at the sources behind our current range.
Spent a day last May visiting the home of London’s first ever skyscraper — the Tower of London (here photobombed by London’s newest skyscraper, the Shard!). Was very pleased to find on display in the White Tower itself a Viking Age Scandinavian-style stirrup which was dredged out of the Thames in the not-too-distant past.