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      --- quokkaqueen <r.lucas2@...> wrote:

      > Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 13:07:42 -0000
      > From: "quokkaqueen" <r.lucas2@...>
      > To: Authentic_SCA-owner@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: early Knitting and crochet (from N ov.
      > 2005)
      >
      > Hi all,
      > found this discussion when looking up Latvian
      > mittens, and realised
      > that I might be able to contribute.
      >
      > There are naalbinded gloves and mittens from the
      > Riga excavations, one
      > of which has been reconstructed and is on the
      > Latvian Museum of
      > History website at
      >
      http://www.history-museum.lv/english/media/mosaic/atdari/gloves.jpg
      >
      > The earliest knitted mitten and glove in Latvia (to
      > my knowledge) date
      > from the 15th century, and their patterns have been
      > published. (The
      > pattern for the glove is online at
      > http://www.liis.lv/majtur/darbmac/tokt/01.jpg)
      >
      > If anyone wants the pattern of the reconstructed
      > mitten, I'm happy to
      > upload that and post a link. :)
      >
      > My main source for this is M. Slava's "Latviesu
      > rakstainie cimdi"
      > (Riga: Zinatne, 1990) ISBN: 5 7966 0190 3
      >
      > I hope this information helps,
      > Asfridhr
      >
      >
      > > "That knitting has an old tradition in the Baltic
      > states is evident
      > from
      > > archaeological data of Latvia and Estonia (Peets
      > 1987, 105-16; Zarina,
      > > Caune 1980, 60-9). In cultural layers of Riga,
      > dated to the 12th-15th
      > > centuries, woollen gloves and mittens were found.
      > Some of them were
      > knitted
      > > and others were crochetted with a small bone
      > needle."
      > > ( from pg 283, "Holiday Clothing of Lithuanian
      > Country Women in the
      > > 15th-16th centuries" by Saule Urbanaviciene in
      > NESAT 6)
      > >
      > > This references:
      > >
      > > Peets J., 1987: 'Totenhandschuhe im
      > Bestattungsbrauchtum de Esten und
      > > anderen Ostseefinnen'. Fenoscandia Archaeologica.
      > IV. Helsinki. 105-16
      > >
      > > Caune A., Zarina A., 1980: 'Rigas 13.-15. gs.
      > vilnas cimdi'.
      > Latvijas PSR
      > > zinatnu akademijas vestis, Nr.1 (39), 60-9.
      > >
      >
      >
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      >


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