The lur from the Oseberg find is just a small fraction of items found in a burial mound richly equipped for a Norwegian princess at her burial in AD 834 according to C14 dating. The cone-shaped wind instrument was found in a box made of oak wood, richly decorated with iron ornaments, along with other items. The photo shows a modern Swedish folk-instrument of the same kind with birch bark wrapped around it. The original lur appears to have been held together by willow.

There are wonderful hand crafted Lurs on Nilfeheim, mostly carefully kept heirlooms. A small family company on New Sweden hand crafts Lurs from Oak and local wood and makes them just like the original ones.

There are musicians on Nilfeheim, New Swedem, Goteborg Planet and New Asgard.