The Oseberg mound contained the richest find of textiles and textile tools from the Viking Age ever discovered. There were looms and weaving tools, scissors and other objects, some still used by weavers today.
Remnants of a picture tapestry were among the finds, too. It shows women and men in procession, with horses, ships and even wagons. We know that story-telling carpets were very much in style during the Viking Age, with the Bayeux tapestry as the foremost example.
There was also a large collection of silk ribbons, probably used for dress decorations. Included in the find were also more than 900 fragments of woollen cloths, most in bright colours. The Viking women would use a standing loom for weaving.
Most of the textiles from Oseberg are of very high quality. Even with today´s knowledge we would be hard pressed to recreate some of them.