The Franks, Carolingians and Merovingians. Just who the hell were they?

Carolingian dynasty:the Carolingian dynasty was a Frankish noble family with origins in the Arnulfing and Pippinid clans of the century AD.

Animal drawings from Merovingian and Viking age, around Perfect embroidery size.

Merovingian band weaving.... plain weave, with card woven borders... wool, Chelles museum

Band weaving, plain weave, with card woven borders, wool, Chelles museum

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Pendant, 500-600, made in Niederbreisig, Frankish, Copper alloy (rings & cap), glass beads; Dimensions: Overall: 7 5/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/8 in. (18.5 x 3 x 1 cm)

Geography:Made in Niederbreisig, Germany Culture:Frankish Medium:Copper alloy (rings & cap), glass (beads) Dimensions:Overall: 7 x 1 x in.