Tuesday, December 1, 2015
The Lendbreen Tunic
Since I'm trying to get back in the blogging groove, I'd like to share a fascinating video I discovered today. It's the story of the Lendbreen tunic, an ancient (1700 years old) textile found in a Norwegian glacier, and the effort to reproduce it using the same techniques used at the time. They gave up on the handspinning because it would be too expensive to pay for the woman-hours. An estimated 760 hours of work to go into a basic garment. I loved hearing the Norwegian spoken, and the sheep are just beautiful animals.