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…

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).

Linen on linen embroidery from St. Ludmila grave in Prague

St. Ludmila, the first Duchess of Bohemia, died in 921. In 925 her remains were translated to Prague. After that her tomb was moved several times more.[1] Święta Ludmiła, pierwsza księżna Czech, zmarła w 921 r. W 925 jej szczątki zostały przeniesione do Pragi. W kolejnych wiekach jej grób był jeszcze kilkakrotnie przenoszony.[1] The tomb…

Project: Þorbjörg, part 2

So what do we know? Lets compare the translations to the Reykjavik reconstruction (http://www.ourtravelpics.com/photo/reykjavik/319/). She is wearing a mantle, that is blue, dark blue or black. The Reykjavik museum reconstruction displays a dark blue option. The mantle is decorated with gems/precious stones – in the reconstruction the “gems” look quite like nothing I’ve seen so…

Project: Þorbjörg

Hi! I am the person behind two etsy stores, SteamBeam.etsy.com and AdalheidisAMJ.etsy.com. I am also on Facebook under “Alicja Jaczewska (Adalheidis)”. Besides drawing, painting and torturing leather I also do some historical reenactment. There’s a big event every year in my home town, “Historical Oddyssey Kutno”, and this year I plan to reenact a viking-age…