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Organic items rarely survive and the evidence for these lost objects is often secondary from metal fittings or artistic depictions.

To understand how these objects would have been experienced and the skills used to make them, the Glenmorangie Research Project has commissioned artists to recreate Early Medieval artefacts.

The results are not replicas – they are original creations based on partial evidence from the period. The process of their making using modern skills and traditional techniques adds to our understanding – often in unexpected ways. Sometimes this has resulted in a re-interpretation of the often fugitive evidence. But what always emerges is an increased appreciation of the skills of ancient craftspeople.

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