Yggdrasil Livtrånad, this 4 layer mitten is knit in our Yggdrasil design. This design is inspired by the Viking era Överhogdal tapestries with the world tree (Yggdrasil) and the bird who warned about Ragnarök. We have patterned and dyed in subtle natural colours.
Available in Sizes Small, Medium and Large.
Överhogdal tapestries are some of Europe’s most significant cultural treasures.
They are dated to the transition period between pagan and Christian times and
thus belongs to the oldest textiles that have been preserved to our time. Since
Paul Jonze made his discovery in 1910, many researchers has tackled the
difficult task of trying to interpret the weaver’s narrative content. It has been
compared to other preserved pictorial representations, Norse sagas, Christian
symbolism, read in fertility rites, wedding trips, antique sacrificial cult. It's
exciting performance worlds we enter into when following these interpretations!