- Series: None
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Aarhus University Press (November 3, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8772889357
- ISBN-13: 978-8772889351
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.4 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #759,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Woven into the Earth: Textile finds in Norse Greenland (None)
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My only additional desire would be for a summary of the recent research on the history and demise of the Greenland colony (and maybe an explanation of the two-page statement in Inukitut (?)).
If you are a costumer or a scholar or a fan of weaving in different circumstances from the ones we enjoy now, this is a rewarding and fascinating book.
By this I mean somebody who is really interested in making medieval garments themselves.
I would not recommend this book just for the pleasure of reading.
The quality of the weaving was superb, as evidenced by the many close-up views of vádmal (vathmal) cloth, and the author discusses its use as a trade good by the Norse Greenlanders in trade with the Inuit and fellow Europeans.
Expensive book - well worth it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gorgeous book! Invaluable in-depth information and analysis about one of the greatest archaeological textile finds ever. I love this book.Published 17 months ago by Erin E Severe
A must have for anyone trying to recreate garments from the era.
Be aware that "Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns" should also be... Read more
This is a must and then the sequel Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns should be bought.Published 21 months ago by Michael Schwenk
I really enjoyed this book, and I am planning on using the information to make my own garments. I am involved in medieval reenactment, and my persona is a Viking woman, so this... Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Lori Willey
The title, information and bibleography are excellent. The history is fascinating and the author is adept at explaining things simply without talking down to the reader. Well Done!Published on July 29, 2012 by Stella K. Brese