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"Hoods, Mittens & Collars: Icelandic Clothing from the 15th to the 18th century"
http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Haffenreffer/IcelandicClothing.htm

Cool photos, largely of reconstructions. Can't find any photos of the originals online though, so it'll just have to do! :)
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See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolbex/5363274835/
And this blog post has a photograph of some of the information plaque that was alongside it.
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My request arrived today, for:
Elsa E. Guðjónsson. 1994. "Barnavettlingar frá Heynesi" Gersemar og þarfaþing (Reykjavík: Þjóðminjasafn Íslands); 206-207.

There are only a few extra details that I didn't already know, so here they are in Icelandic and my (probably inaccurate) translation...

Under the cut... )

Still not the sort of (admittedly, strange) information I want, like mitten dimensions and how they were constructed, but confirmation that the cord is some sort of braiding is nice, too. :)
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My usually amazing ILL people have failed in being able to track down these articles, but if anyone else wants to have a go, they're welcome to. :) I'm putting it up here in case it is useful for someone.

After e-mailing Þjóðminjasafn Íslands /The National Museum of Iceland, to ask about the mittens from Heynes and Garðar, I received a lovely reply saying not much has been written about the adult mitten (except what I'd already mentioned in my e-mail*), but there was more information about the child's mittens:

Áslaug Sverrisdóttir. 2004. "Tóskapur, ullarvinna í bændasamfélaginu" Hlutavelta tímans (Reykjavík: Þjóðminjasafn Íslands); 194-203.
Elsa E. Guðjónsson. 1994. "Barnavettlingar frá Heynesi" Gersemar og þarfaþing (Reykjavík: Þjóðminjasafn Íslands); 206-207.
Elsa E. Guðjónsson. 1985. "Um prjón á Íslandi" Hugur og hönd. (Reykjavík: Rit Heimilisiðnaðarfélags Íslands 1985.); 8-12.
* Elsa E. Guðjónsson. 1962. Forn röggvarvefnaður Árbók Hins Íslenzka Fornleifafélags 59; 12-71.
* Pálmi Pálsson. 1895. Um myndir af gripum í forngripasafninu Árbók Hins Íslenzka Fornleifafélags 10; 30-35.

The most promising article looks to be "Barnavettlingar frá Heynesi" but darned if I can get my hands on a copy. :(
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From:
Guðjónsson, E.E. 1962. "Forn röggvarvefnaður," Árbók hins Izlenska Fornleifafélags 59;12-71.
http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?pageId=2051870&issId=140016⟨=is

(mitten photo: http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?pageId=2051877&issId=140016⟨=is )
Under the cut )

Edit: Added more textile-y information here
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Dress in Iceland from the Settlement Period on (it looks like). [PDF, in Icelandic]

An article by Elsa E. Guðjónsson about woman's dress from the 16th century on. Click on 'myndaskrá' for the full captions of the pictures, including the manuscripts the images are from.
AM 147, 4to is where these hung over Icelanders are from, the rest are here (here is a guy with a bird, this looks like a woman, and here, and here). AM 345 doesn't seem to be online, but it seems to be on page ii of Women in Old Norse Society. I suspect it is the group of three women on page four of the PDF.

Links

Nov. 4th, 2005 04:39 pm
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History of Reykjavik 9th century archaeological finds onwards. In English (as well as Icelandic)

Update: Time-Reckoning in Iceland Before Literacy by Thorsteinn Vilhjalmsson
Published in Clive L.N. Ruggles (ed.), 1991. Archaeoastronomy in the 1990s. Loughborough, UK: Group D Publications. Pp. 69-76.

This website says something about archaeology, but the rest of the site doesn't appear to be up. Shame, I'm quite smitten with any website that has a picture of a fire steel on it.

The National Museum of Iceland has a hands-on display of medieval Icelandic costumes! ooooh!
And the picture on the right-hand side is interesting.

Update Update: I've found the scans of the 14th century Stjo'rn bible. (Go here, scroll down till you reach AM 227 fol and click away)

I know what I want to hurry up and get published, Kristen Wolf's "Female Scribes at Work? A Consideration of Kirkjubæjarbók (Codex AM 429 12mo)." In 'Beatus vir': Early English and Norse Manuscript Studies in Memory of Phillip Pulsiano. [Forthcoming.]

Kirkjubæjarbók looks like a very good bet for having 16th c. women in it since it was believed to have been written by, and for, nums.

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