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21 March 2010 @ 06:21 pm
Ooooh! Shiny! (Viking silver braids)  
About two years ago, I first ran into these really lovely silver wire braids that were apparently sometimes used as hem and fabric decorations on Viking clothing. They are not the same as the trichinopoly wire weaving technique, but  can use some of the same stitches. I was fascinated, but had not yet had time to investigate further.

Today, relativelylucid  sent me a link to Silberknoten, the webpage of a lady in Germany who is recreating these braids and has posted close up pictures of originals. Mmmm.... So tasty! Go look! Really!
 
 
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
 
whymcwhymc on March 22nd, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
That's neat! Also, it amuses me that the woman pictured on the website looks, from the pic on the frontpage at least, like she could be your long-lost sister. Hrm... *could* your sister have been switched with a random German baby? It would explain a lot...
eithni: excellenteithni on March 22nd, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
Heh. I thought she looked vaguely familiar and now that you say it, one as to wonder... she does the same hand thing I do, actually... :D
No longer in Normalhbevert on March 22nd, 2010 11:36 am (UTC)
Wooooow.
Albredaalbreda on March 22nd, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
Oh. Dear. More fun things to do! O.o
Keelincaoilfhionn on March 22nd, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
How convenient that I have on hand someone looking for new Viking garb...
frausenseifrausensei on March 22nd, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Annoying quibble - she lives in Germany, not Denmark.

.de Germany
.dj Djibouti
.dk Denmark
.dm Dominica
.do Dominican Republic
.dz Algeria

(http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articles2/countrycode.htm)
eithni: You keep using that wordeithni on March 22nd, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Ah! Thanks... I was thinking Viking = Norway, Sweden, Denmark. :p Fixed.
Eyja: tooo cute! cibi-thulhueyja on March 23rd, 2010 03:27 am (UTC)
Durn, I'm going to have to learn another craft. ^_^