Though the Vikings had sacked several cities in Western and Eastern Europe, historians outline that it was in Muslim ruled lands, that the Vikings found 'emporiums beyond their wildest dreams', according to Muslim Heritage.
Researchers believe the latest discovery points to similarities between the Viking and Muslim view of the afterlife.
Speaking to Yle, Ms Larrson said: 'The negative reactions have come from xenophobes, without any exceptions.
'It's the Muslim connection that they find particularly disturbing.'Viking runes and imagery are widely used by anti-immigration activists and parties, including the controversial pan-Nordic far-right group Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM).
They found that the objects, being used as the inspiration for a Viking Couture exhibit at Enköping Museum, contained Kufic characters Kufic (left) is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts, developed around the end of the 7th Century in Kufa, Iraq, from which it takes its name.
The geometric example (right) reads baraka Muhammad, or blessed be Muhammad The Scandinavians are known to have traded glass objects from Egypt and Mesopotamia up to 3,400 years ago.
Analyses of materials, weaving techniques and design suggest ancient Persian and Central Asian origins.'Grave goods such as beautiful clothing, finely sewn in exotic fabrics, hardly reflect the deceased's everyday life, just as little as the formal attire of our era reflects our own daily lives,' she added.'The rich material of grave goods should rather be seen as tangible expressions of underlying values.