Viking Borre Styles and Where to Find Them?
The next Viking style that we are to present is Borre Styles. Borre Style prevailed in the Viking community from the mid of 9th century to the late 10th century.
Like the predecessor - Viking Oseberg style - the Borre style had its name originated in the Borre burial mound dating back to the Viking Age. Actually, the patterns belonged to a ship that was dedicated to the Borre burial mound. The Borre cemetery is a collection of Viking kings' graves.
The exclusive pattern of the Borre style includes tight knot-like interlace and equal geometric loops or squares. There was a kind of animal head straight and looking forward. The eyes were either round or almond-shaped. While the animal in Oseberg style had the protruding eyes, the Borre's one had the protruding ears. The legs were slim and elongated. Some spirals were added in the Borre style.
The "gripping-beast" motif still appeared in the time of Borre style. Below are some examples of Viking Borre Style: