Viking Runes Display at the Perth Medieval Fayre

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Viking Runes Display at the Perth Medieval Fayre


alphabet, Fuþark, Futhark, handcrafted, literacy, medieval craft, craft, crafts, Perth, Perth Medieval Fayre, re-creation, recreation, rune, runes, WA, WAMA, Western Australia, Western Australian Medieval Alliance, writing


Image of person in costume stamping initials into leather using the Viking alphabet, or Fuþark. Runic inscriptions are attested from c. 150 CE and were used by a number of ‘Germanic’ peoples. During the Viking Age (c. 800-1100) the Younger Fuþark was used by the Scandinavians, with many inscriptions surviving today not only in Scandinavia but other places visited and/or settled by Scandinavians, including Britain, Constantinople (Istanbul), and Greenland.

The Perth Medieval Fayre is organised by the Western Australian Medieval Alliance (WAMA). In 2011 it was held at Supreme Court Gardens on 19 March. Enthusiasts and vendors showcased a range of medieval arts and crafts, from dancing, calligraphy and lace-making to demonstrations of the techniques, weaponry and apparel of medieval combat.


McEwan, Joanne


19 March 2011


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