Birka grave 977, band B8

The Swedish museum, Historiska museet, added more – high resolution – pictures of some of the Birka bands. Thanks to this we can now expand Agnes Geijer’s work and decipher more patterns. I hope they will never stop adding more and more high res photos ❤ The very tiny band from grave 977 with the pattern…

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…

Birka 6 pattern

11 mm wide, 3 m long. Green silk and metal-wrapped silver tread, 21 tablets.