Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin (Medieval Dublin Excavations Series, B: Artefacts

Overview

This book contains an analysis of 68 textiles related in type, weave and function from 10th and 11th-century levels at FishambleStreet/John’s Lane and mid-11th to late 12th-century levels at High Street, Dublin. They were found as part of the excavations carried out between 1961-1981. The book discusses sewing practices and the use of textiles for headcoverings. Cloth technology is described with comparisons between Dublin textiles and other Viking sites.
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Overview

This book contains an analysis of 68 textiles related in type, weave and function from 10th and 11th-century levels at FishambleStreet/John’s Lane and mid-11th to late 12th-century levels at High Street, Dublin. They were found as part of the excavations carried out between 1961-1981. The book discusses sewing practices and the use of textiles for headcoverings. Cloth technology is described with comparisons between Dublin textiles and other Viking sites.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780954385552
  • Publisher: Royal Irish Academy
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Series: Medieval Dublin Excavations Series , #6
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 12.02 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Scarves and bands 4
Catalogue and diagrams of scarves and bands 9
Caps 44
Catalogue and diagrams of caps 56
Catalogue and diagrams of miscellaneous pieces 76
Cloth technology 89
Sewing techniques 102
Discussion 105
App. 1 Catalogue conventions and methods of analysis 124
App. 2 Methods of conservation 127
App. 3.1 Dyes and dyeing technology 128
App. 3.2 Methods of dye analysis, Brussels 130
App. 3.3 Methods of dye analysis, York 131
App. 4 Analysis using Munsell Color Charts of textile colours 132
App. 5 Hair and residues found in textiles 134
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