Here we present a very interesting frieze pattern that we named Viking frieze ornament.

We called it a ‘Viking ornament’ due to its high resemblance of the Jelling Viking Decorative Art Style; also, in the old book where it was found, the caption below its picture read "Carved and painted ornament in wood from Norway". The ornament shows a ribbon-shaped animal seen in profile, i.e., the ornament consists of an intertwined ribbon that is combined with foliage and a zoomorphic motif. The zoomorphic motif reminds of a Dragon head (or wolf head) profile breathing fire from its open mouth.


Viking frieze ornament
Pattern category
Free vector categories
Available file formats

This free border vector is available in 2D CAD (dwg) and vector (eps, and svg) file formats formats.


The appearance of the ornament is characteristic of Viking Decorative Art, but it also shows that this type of Viking ornament was inspired by Celtic ornaments. This should come as no surprise because this type of ornament was popular not only with the Celts and Vikings, but also in the early Christian, Germanic and Russian Medieval Decorative Arts. As you can see, this Viking ornament is very attractive and can serve a variety of purposes. Celtic and Viking cultures are very popular in Western culture today, so hopefully this frieze ornament will find a use as well. This ornament can also be applied within various projects with the theme of epic fiction. The ornament is black and white, but if you want, you can paint it as desired.


Download DWG 2D CAD file format
Download EPS vector file format
Download SVG vector file format

Submitted by Ceh Jan


Vector tags

Vector collectionsDesign elementsGeometricStencilsRound designsRectangular designsFramesSquare designsHistoryHumanBook decorationsArchitectural patternsGrotesques & creaturesFrieze patternsMammalsSilhouettesLeaves & treesBirdsScrollsSymbolsFurnitureTessellation patternsFlowersObjectsCorner designsInsectsFamous peopleSignsTiles and mosaicsLions & catsLattice patternsPalmette (Anthemion)HeraldicMathematical patternsRenaissanceWomenStained glass patternsArch-shaped designsShieldsRibbonsMoulding profiles