A&S Championship and Display 2022: Svana Vefari

EK Wiki: https://wiki.eastkingdom.org/wiki/Svana_Vefa

Full documentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i9T4nI2V-aUHG1TLWRPg2HEHcGPUkoit/view?usp=sharing

Oseberg 34D is one of 52 tablet woven bands excavated from an impressive ship burial found in Oseberg Farm near Tonsbery, Norway. Uncovered in 1904, the ship was the final resting place for two wealthy women. Due to the extravagant amount of textiles and tapestries, weaving tools, and even a loomfound within the collapsed burial chamber, it is reasonable to believe that at least one of the women may have been an experienced weaver. Of the many woven bands found within the Oseberg burial, Oseberg 34D is truly unique, as it was the only band to contain areas of tabby weave, not commonly found in tablet woven bands. Other techniques used to create 34D include soumak, traditional tablet woven selvages, and brocade.

Using Bente’s extensive research of 34D and my own knowledge of Tablet Weaving, I have spent many months recreating this unique band, about 200-300 hours. The challenges faced while recreating 34D has have taught me more than I anticipated learning and I am eager to share what I have learned with others.


5 thoughts on “A&S Championship and Display 2022: Svana Vefari

  1. Oh, wow, this is gorgeous! Such fine detail work…truly drool-worthy! And the loom weights are such a great way to deal with the tensioning issues between linen and wool — thank you; whenever I get to that point in my weaving experiments, I may use that idea.

  2. This is beautiful and meticulous work, and well-researched. I look forward to seeing it in person.

  3. Wow, your research is extremely thorough and I love the fact that you showed how changes in technique improved the final result.
    …and that final result is absolutely amazing!

  4. I love this! I am impressed by the research and the amount of experimentation needed to complete this project! Thank you for sharing your work.

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