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The Olof Sweedish Tile


Design Story


Olaf was a member of the Fairhair dynasty. Known as King Olaf II of Norway he converted to Christianity during his reign and played the leading role in the Christianization of Norway. He is a universally recognized saint of the Roman Catholic Church, canonized saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church, a commemorated historical figure in the Lutheran and Anglican churches, and a celebrated figure in Norwegian culture and Viking history. This tile pattern marks that point in history (Late 1100'ds) Christian motifs began to make their way into Nordic art and architecture.




Viking, Nordic, Christianity, Catholic, Olaf, Olav, polka dot flower