Lödöse Diamond Check – (Lödöserutan®)

This is a thin worsted fabric made after a fabulous medieval find from Lödöse, dated to 1220-1240 (Inv nr AI 953). It has crossing stripes of broken twill, that form lozenge/diamond twill (gåsöga) where they meet.

The textile find from Lödöse is of very high quality and was probably imported to Scandinavia. Worsted fabrics with lozenge/diamond patterns is not so common in archaeological finds from medieval times. Similar textile finds has been found in other towns like Uppsala and Stockholm.

The fabric is double-faced, so both sides can be used but they look slightly different with the colour pattern flopped on the back side.

Width 150 cm.
Weight 260 g/meter.

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