Samples of our fabrics made from archelogical finds in Lödöse and Birka.
Lödöse Diamond Check – (Lödöserutan®) 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 herringbone pattern, that form lozenge/diamond twill where they meet.
The fabrics from Birka is dated to viking age and are amazingly thin worsted fabrics with a very high density of thread. It is difficult to weave so thin and dense fabrics today. These reconstructions will be close to the originals of the design.
We think it is important that you both know the quality and see what color the fabrics have, so we have chosen to have quite large samples of fabric.
The pieces are about 10 x 7.5 cm