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Runes

Theese are NOT viking runes. They are an older Rune alphabet, from around year 500 and earlier. They are called the elder futhark. The viking Rune alphabets have usually only 16 runes and there are several different alphabets from that time.

Drooling heavily now... Silk Damask 12th c. Sicily, Brown Reference : 10-0020 "This griffin motifed silk was originally woven for a vestment in 1181 in Sicily. Influence of Greece, Byzantium and Egypt can be seen in many sicilian textiles and despite a short islamic rule their decorative ideas have flavoured arts of Sicily including this pattern."

Silk Damask c. This griffin motifed silk was originally…