It would seem that these brooches are only for the nobility. However, finds from Gotland show that hundreds of these brooches have been found and were such a common part of dresses in the 9th - 11th century. Sometimes only one piece has been found, sometimes three. Paired brooches in a shape resembling a bull, pig or bear were often accompanied by disc-shaped closing fibulae. The hollow parts of these clasps often contained textiles, coins or herbs. They could be added to chains, used to fasten peplos or just to decorate the surface of a dress. Very often these finds are made of common materials such as bronze and brass and their use could be compared to some part of national costumes.
These ornaments of women from the Viking Age on the island of Gotland are found at mid-arm to neck level - surprise yourself with your personal interpretation and wearing style! We like both the use for fastening peplos, and as a brooch on a dress connected by beads without the fastening function.
The advantage of these brooches is the solid shank, which can withstand the hanging of chains with, for example, a hygiene kit and a string of glass beads. Also try the combination with the iconic needle cases from Gotland!
The brooches are also decorated on the underside just like the original.
Weight of one piece approx. 55 g, size approx. 5,5 x 4 cm.
Price is per pair - but it is not a problem to agree on one piece.