As Jan Kokkin remarks, Munthe was 'dismayed by the massive importation of handicrafts': he complained that 'all the things we have in our houses belong to foreign ideas and foreign invention, thus making us homeless in our own living rooms.' His answer was not to champion the 'Dragon style
'--a popular and exportable interpretation of shared Viking heritage--but to develop a more specifically Norwegian vision, inspired by peasant rosemaling (rose painting), fairy tales, Norse lore, a local colour sensibility and the animal motifs of the medieval Baldishol Tapestry (c.
Dragon was skilled in aikido, karate, kung fu (both dragon style
and leopard style), jiu-jitsu and judo.
The one shown here reflects the original dragon style
of design reminiscent of the prow of a Viking ship.
: Members of Flying Dragon Circus will be showing off their skills in majestic style in the Trinity Gardens tonight as they combine the best of Western and Eastern tradition; HIGH FLIER: Break dancing and hip hop are fused together by the Australians Stalker with their performance of Stiltbreak
An even more extraordinary development was the so-called Viking, or Dragon style
, developed in Norway.