A set of reproduction glass beads based on finds from Ribe and Hedeby. (c) Centre for the Study of the Viking Age
Reproduction Baltic Glass Beads
A set of reproduction glass beads based on finds from Ribe and Hedeby
This glass-bead set is based on originals from Ribe/Hedeby and the Baltic and were meant to be worn between oval brooches. Glass beads were a coveted item with some being imported from as far away as the Middle East. They were manufactured by specialised artisans who would heat various coloured glass rods over a furnace and melt the glass onto a metal stick to form different shaped beads.