Viking Rune Jacket


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A very unique Rune jacket with runic decoration and a Viking braided edging. The runes stems from the older Futhark rune alphabet, from 150 – 800 AD. The alphabet contains 24 runes. The earliest use of runes dates back to 100 AD and until 800 AD. During this period, the Futhark was the dominating rune alphabet. It was replaced with the more limited version with only 16 runes, where the same rune covered several phonetics. The runes were slowly replaced by Latin in the Middle Ages.

The jacket is designed and made in Denmark and knitted in 100% Merino wool using Jacquard technique, i.e. double knitting with no threads on the back in multicolour knitting.

The earliest runic inscriptions date from around 150 AD. The characters were generally replaced by the Latin alphabet as the cultures that had used runes underwent Christianisation, by approximately 700 AD in central Europe and 1100 AD in northern Europe. However, the use of runes persisted for specialized purposes in northern Europe. Until the early 20th century, runes were used in rural Sweden for decorative purposes in Dalarna and on Runic calendars.

The Younger Futhark, also called Scandinavian runes, is a runic alphabet, a reduced form of the Elder Futhark, consisting of only 16 characters, in use from about the 9th century, after a "transitional period" which lasted during the 7th and 8th centuries. The reduction, somewhat paradoxically, happened at the same time as phonetic changes led to a greater number of different phonemes in the spoken language, when Proto-Norse evolved into Old Norse. Thus, the language included distinct sounds and minimal pairs which were not separate in writing.

The Younger Futhark is divided into long-branch (Danish) and short-twig (Swedish and Norwegian) runes, in the 10th century further expanded by the "Hälsinge Runes" or staveless runes. The lifetime of the Younger Futhark corresponds roughly to the Viking Age. Their use declined after the Christianization of Scandinavia; most writing in Scandinavia from the 12th century was in the Latin alphabet, but the runic scripts survived in marginal use, in the form of the Medieval runes (in use ca. 1100–1500) and the Latinised Dalecarlian runes (ca. 1500–1910).


The jackets must be washed by hand and carefully laid to dry on a terry towel.

Delivery time is 1 month.

Size Specifications:


Small: 78 cm - Medium: 82 cm - Large: 88 cm

Sleeve Length:

Small: 54 cm - Medium: 56 cm - Large: 58 cm

Shoulder Width:

Small: 36 cm - Medium: 38 cm - Large: 40 cm