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Ribbons

Postby Sephty » Fri May 14, 2010 7:45 pm

Can anyone tell me if Vikings had ribbons? apparently ribbons are as old as "textiles" does that mean there ok?



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Re: Ribbons

Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Fri May 14, 2010 9:11 pm

What exactly do you mean by "ribbon"?
On some of the Osseberg fabrics seams have been re-enforced with "ribbons" of silk brocade. These ribbons would appear to have been cut from one single large piece of silk brocade, probably of Byzantine origin.


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Re: Ribbons

Postby Sephty » Fri May 14, 2010 9:25 pm

Thats a massive help cheers !

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Re: Ribbons

Postby Wynflaed » Tue May 18, 2010 3:58 pm

Would you class lengths of fine tablet weaving as ribbons?



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Re: Ribbons

Postby sally » Tue May 18, 2010 4:11 pm

a small rigid heddle loom can give simple narrow wares that you might call ribbons, depends what you weave them with though. Then there is that famous quote by Aldhelm about the nuns wearing coloured headdresses sewn with interlaces of ribbons. You probably know that one, but I can dig out the reference if you don't



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Re: Ribbons

Postby Sephty » Fri May 21, 2010 11:58 am

Thanks guys your replies have really helped




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