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Textile from Hestnes

Featured Image: Valsøyfjord, Norway (Wikipedia | Sissew | CC-BY-SA 3.0).

Remember the chamber grave in Valsøyfjord and the beautiful turtle brooch? Researchers have now examined the textile remains on the brooch. They turn out to be embroidered wool. Embroidery is usually only known from rich graves and thus in line with the richness of this woman’s grave.

Other textiles are found, among six woollen and two linen, were found, too. This amount of clothing indicates this person lived among the elite, for weaving and making clothes was a time-consuming and expensive labour. There is much more to discover about her clothing and the rest of the grave goods. For now, read the Norwegian SciTech News for all the latest and better yet, see all the images!

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