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        Category: Viking Knotwork Shirts

        Viking Knotwork Shirts

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        Welcome to Viking Warrior’s modern apparel line, where we offer Viking Scrollwork shirts, viking knotwork shirts, norse knot t-shirts, and cetic knot shirts all reflecting Norse ideals, subjects, gods, myths, and more! When thinking of the Vikings, many people imagine some kind of uneducated barbarians who only know about eating, drinking, fighting and looting everything they can. But real Vikings actually had a rich culture and made some amazing works of art. Their ornaments, which today we shall take a look at, deeply influenced the early medieval art in northeastern Europe, as well as the art of Slavic tribes. Today scholars distinguish six major styles of Viking art:

        • the Oseberg style
        • the Borre style
        • the Jellinge style
        • the Mammen style:  The Mammen style (XI century) of knotwork is closely related to the Jellinge style, but with more substantial animal bodies filled with pelleting instead of billets. Apart from that, additional thin lines appear in the Mammen patterns, emphasizing the thick major lines of the ornament and ending with small drops. This technique would be later developed into a characteristic feature of the two styles to follow, Ringerike and Urnes.
        • the Ringerike style
        • the Urnes style