Re: Split-finger mittens
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might find good documentation for woven, fulled mittens?
You didn't specify a time period, but there are three Viking Age mittens from Iceland made from wool. (One of them is mentioned in Hald, but hidden in the naalbinding chapter.)
Two form a pair of child's mittens, apparently they were connected with a string. While the third (mentioned in Hald) is an adult mitten that were darned with pieces of wool to make a fake fur on the inside for extra warmth.
There is a bibliography at the bottom of the webpage, but it is rather short, sorry. When I wrote to the National Museum of Iceland, they said there has been very little published about them.
- Oda asked:
> Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might find goodNone of the mittens I've found at http://larsdatter.com/gloves.htm are fulled
> documentation for woven, fulled mittens?
and woven (though there is at least one that's knit), "split" style or
otherwise. There are a few images of the split mittens showing them in colors
-- see the Luttrell Psalter images -- which could, in theory, have been fabric
of some sort.
- Oops! I forgot another find.
There are remains of red wool fabric that have been identified as mittens from 14th century Uvdal, Norway.
I've only seen second-hand references to it though, like here:
The published reference for it is:
Vedeler, Marianne. 2007. "Klaer og formspråk i norsk middelalder" (Oslo: University of Oslo) ISBN: 9788274772977.
~Asfridhr, the forgetful.