Current project – October 2017

My October band has definitely a historical feel to it. Made of soft Norwegian wool it features the swastika – an ancient symbol used by the Romans, Greeks, Slavs, Vikings and many other societies across the globe. This tablet weaving pattern is based on various finds from the Viking age, for example the textiles from the Oseberg ship burial (Norway, 9th century) or tablet woven bandsĀ  found in theĀ  remains of the trading town of Birka (Sweden, 9-10th century). This band is 160 cm long and 24 mm wide. It is available in my Etsy shop.

 

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