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Re: Hooks&eyes at Birka

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  • Beth and Bob Matney
    ... Where is the quote from? I skimmed the illustrations in my copy of Birka III and did not see anything. Can you give me a more complete citation? Grave
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 28, 2006
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      >Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 20:44:41 -0800 (PST)
      >From: Park McKellop <squire009@...>
      >
      >Does anyone have pics of the following?
      >
      > The remains of one pair of trousers found at Birka were probably of the
      > short and baggy variety. The trousers were of linen (or lined with linen)
      > with little metal eyes set into their lower edges; the stockings were
      > wool, with little hooks sewn onto them. The stockings were hooked to the
      > lower edges of the trousers just below the knees.

      Where is the quote from? I skimmed the illustrations in my copy of Birka
      III and did not see anything. Can you give me a more complete citation?
      Grave number perhaps?

      If it is only illustrations of "garter hooks" that you need, I have them in
      other books....

      Beth
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