Some of early medieval Rus finds

THIS IS A DRAFT ARTICLE – COMPILATION FOR A FRIEND. WORK ON THIS POST WILL BE CONTINUED.   Article: New finds of Viking Age textiles in Ukraine and Russia by Kirill Mikhailov Mikhailovsky Monastery, Kiev, Ukraine: a Scandinavian silver fibula of Terslev type; fragments of a tablet‐woven band in silk and silver wire were found in situ on a…

Is it samitum?

From Wikipedia: “Samite was a luxurious and heavy silk fabric worn in the Middle Ages, of a twill-type weave, often including gold or silver thread. The word was derived from Old French samit, from medieval Latin samitum, examitum deriving from the ByzantineGreek ἑξάμιτον hexamiton “six threads”, usually interpreted as indicating the use of six yarns in…

Birka B8 an B5 tablet woven bands (grave 977)

Among other finds in grave 977 in Birka there were pieces of tablet woven bands, with patterns labeled by Agnes Geijer as B8 and B5. W grobie nr 977 w Birce znaleziono między innymi fragmenty brokatowanych krajek tabliczkowych, ze wzorami oznaczonymi przez Agnes Geijer jako B8 i B5. Image source/źródło: Historiska.se Agnes Geijer in Birka III wrote…

Tablet weaving – Birka vs 15thC South Germany

I was asked to make 2 ten cm long pieces of the band from Birka grave 965 (pattern B 6 by Agnes Geijer) and the band from XVth century South Germany or Austria (patern 26 by Nancy Spies). The Birka band brocading was made using a drawn silver wire. The band was 11 mm wide….

Viking and Slavic life – event show

Few pictures from the show about Viking and Slavic life in the early middle ages my group – Drużyna Wojów Kolovrat – and Bractwo Wojowników Kruki gave at the event in a small village called Brzózki (gmina Szubin).

Kragelund tunic

The Kragelund tunic is a bog find, dated to 1040-1155 (or circa 1100). The following photo and pattern come from this site: http://www.kostym.cz/Anglicky/1_Originaly/01_Goticke/I_01_30.htm An alternative pattern can be found here: http://www.forest.gen.nz/Medieval/articles/garments/Kragelund/Kragelund.html     I have adapted this pattern to the size and shape of the client, who is very tall and slim. I have also changed the…

The Kostrup band

The woolen, tablet woven band with a woolen brocade, found in Kostrup, is a fascinating find. The most comprehensive information can be found here: http://urd.priv.no/viking/kostrup.html Following the description, I used 4-hole tablets with only 2 holes threaded. My wool was too thin, so my band has only 11 mm width, while the original is 14 mm…

Brocaded band from Pień

A while ago, in one of the articles on Academia.edu about the discoveries from Pień, Poland, this grave find was mentioned (for example here) – a silk band, brocaded with gold-foil wrapped thread, dated to second half of 10th century – first quarter of 11th century. It was used as a belt and found on…

Earlier works

You can usually buy my works through my shop on Etsy, Daily Viking, and order a custom made item there. Sigríðr choker – viking age art inspired Haithabu choker – Viking Age Jellinge style inspired Autumn Forest Elven Necklace