Wool decorative tablet weaving, original colours still visible. Viking Age, Iceland. The museum inscriptions reads "Remnants of clothing from a woman's grave. The bands are probably the shoulder straps of a smokkr. One of the fragments has a multicoloured tablet-woven Pattern (A). The fragment survived underneath the oval bronze broaches in the grave; textiles from this time are rarely found." [No date given]

Wool decorative tablet weaving fragment from a Viking Age woman's grave. The fragment survived underneath the oval bronze broaches in the grave; textiles from this time are rarely found.

Textiles from the Oseberg ship. Museum : Kulturhistorisk museum, UiO,  MuseumNo : 12A2,  InventoryNo : Cf23886_A.

Museum then: museum The Kulturhistorisk, UIO MuseumNo: InventoryNo: Country: Norge and County: of Vestfold Municipality: Tønsberg the Location: the Oseberg of Period: Vikingtid

Wool twill and brocaded, patterned tablet weaving from the grave of the Chieftain from Evebø/Eide, Nordfjord, Norway. ca. 475 CE. Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. MuseumNo : B4590.

Wool twill and brocaded, patterned tablet weaving from the grave of the Chieftain from Evebø/Eide, Nordfjord, Norway. Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen.

A small graveyard in Køstrup, Fyn in Denmark was excavated in 1980-1981. Of the fifteen graves that were found, only one is of interest to the textile enthusiasts, namely grave ACQ. The grave contained a small casket with ironwork and a lock, two tortoise brooches, several textile fragments, six glass beads, two quartz beads, an iron knife with sheath, and an iron key (too large to fit the lock of the casket). 10th Century.

Køstrup fragment details start of band. Photograph: Odense Bys Museer and Hilde Thunem. Article by Hilde Thunem

The Lady in Blue-Bláklædda Konan: the textiles. National Museum of Iceland. The tablet-woven band (identified as such by Elsa Guðjónsson in 1996) (Guðjónsson, 1996, 21) that decorated the apron had a light-cream-coloured central band flanked by two brown bands on either side (12438-4b). As the tablet-woven band from Ketilsstaðir was a starting border, rather than an appliqué or sewn-on decoration, it means that the rest of the apron was woven and integrated into the band.

Greg Rebis (Illustration of the Lady in Blue.) In 2014 an anomalous jar in the collections of the National Museum of Iceland was found to contain formaldyhy…

8th to 10th century, "Birka grave 524", (I have my doubts about this. Can't find where the image is coming from, and it looks exactly the same as Birka grave no. 943...)

to century, "Birka grave (I have my doubts about this. Can't find where the image is coming from, and it looks exactly the same as Birka grave no.

34D from the Oseberg ship burial. Tablet-woven in wool and silk. Watercolor by Hans Holm. W: 40.5 cm, H: 23.5 cm. Museum : Kulturhistorisk museum, UiO, MuseumNo : C55000_377/34D, InventoryNo : Saksnr05_8823_2_437_C55000_377_34D

from the Oseberg ship burial. Tablet-woven in wool and silk. Watercolor by Hans Holm.

Stole      Date:      1200s (made)     Museum number:      1233-1864     Gallery location:      In Storage     Descriptive line      woven silk, 1200s, English/French?; Tablet woven

Stole Date: (made) Museum number: Gallery location: In Storage Descriptive line woven silk, English/French?

Oseberg tablet weaving. Kulturhistorisk museum, Oslo.

Cardweaving is a very old form of weaving were you don’t work on a loom but make patterns in your work by turning little cards. The treats run through holes in the corners of these cards.

Original band from Birka grave 824. Birka Twining Pattern Weaving Instructions

Original band from Birka grave Birka Twining Pattern Weaving Instructions

Tablet weaving from the Køstrup apron-dress (Photo: Odense Bys Museer and Hilde Thunem)

Shorter article on Køstrup apron dress and decorative band, with more links.

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