samples of 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 are not so common in archaeological finds from medieval times. Similar textile finds has been found in other towns like Uppsala and Stockholm.
Suitable usage is dresses, skirts, lining for outer garments and much more. The fabric is double-faced, so both sides can be used but they look slightly different with the colour pattern reversed on the back side.
Width 150 cm.
Weight 260 g/meter.
100% new wool