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Small Tortoise Brooches, Bronze

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Product number: 3252

A pair of carefully handmade and detailed small sized tortoise brooches. Tortoise brooches (dress brooches) are worn in pairs on the front of a Viking woman's dress. It was customary to suspend a string of beads and charms between them. Small sized tortoise brooches are quite practical, as they do not weigh down the dress as much. They were also worn by children, which is evident in finds - such as from Birka.

The brooches are sold in pairs.

  • Size: 5.5 x 4 cm (approx. 2.2" x 1.6")
  • Material: Bronze

Norse women wore pairs of oval brooches to fasten the shoulder straps of a tunic worn over other garments. Beads of amber, wood or glass may have hung between these brooches or a chain with useful items such as a comb or keys. Nearly all finds of dress brooches are crafted from bronze.

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