By Michèle Hayeur Smith
Women Do Archaeology: Women, cloth, looms, and power in the Viking and Medieval North Atlantic
Dr. Michèle Hayeur Smith When cloth became the basic unit of currency in the medieval Icelandic economy, women–the sole weavers in Norse society–found themselves literally weaving money on their warp-weighted looms. These textiles are an abundant, rich, and diverse archaeological source for learning about women in the past. In this talk, Michele Hayeur Smith will…
THE VALKYRIES LOOM: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CLOTH PRODUCTION AND FEMALE POWER IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC. By Michèle Hayeur Smith.
Introducing a new book by one of NWAC founding members on the textile traditions of the North Atlantic, from the Viking Age to the Early Modern Period. To be published on November 3rd, 2020 with University Press Florida. “An impressive presentation of Viking Age and medieval textile production in the North Atlantic, especially in Iceland…
THE FABRIC OF OUR LAND Salish Weaving Exhibit – Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia
Salish weavers would sometimes unravel the colonists commercial wool products for their own work – adding in duck feathers, down skins, or woolly dog to improve the properties and quality.
Traditional and Contemporary Textile Art in Northern Iceland
A trip to visit Heimilisiðnaðarsafnið / Textile Museum in Blönduós, north Iceland.
Reproducing a vararfeldur
By Marled Mader Varar- or Röggvarfeldur My project for this time staying ast the Textile Center, Blönduós, Iceland is making a vararfeldur. The first to reproduce a real vararfeldur were Hildur (hope to meet you sometimes somewhere in real), who is part of this wonderful Northern-Women-Project, Elizabeth from Shetlands and Marta from Norway. They wrote…