Viking wire knitting is a technique used by the Anglo Saxon and Norse people to create decorative metal rope and jewelry. The oldest knitted artifact found in Northern Europe is a silver scourge (like a cat-o-nine tails) which was found in a Norse silver hoard uncovered in a field in Cornwall England. It dates from the mid 800s C.E. Academics speculate that the reason older items have not been found is that the technology to make wire fine enough for knitting did not arrive in Northern Europe until the early 800s C.E.
Over 1000 years ago, adventurous men and women crossed the North Atlantic in search of new opportunities and landed in northern Newfoundland. One of those known to have landed here is Freydis Eriksdottir, sister of Leif Eriksson and daughter of Erik the Red. Historical sources portray her as cunning, brave and capable of murder. Since the history of that period was not committed to writing until hundreds of years later, I imagine that those scholars neither approved of the fiery, pagan Freydis, nor knew quite what to make of her. Personally I believe she was a creature of her time - resourceful, prepared to seize opportunity and defend what was hers.
Introducing Freydis's Cuff. This is a lighter version of the Explorer's Cuff designed to fit a smaller wrist. It features Viking wire knitting in fine 28 gauge sterling silver pulled over a heavier 14 gauge solid silver core.
It is approximately 7 inches or 18 cm in length and will fit a wrist between 6.5 and 7" in circumference. This unique piece comes in a two-toned gift box featuring a magnetic closure.
At The Purple Raven Boutique, every piece of jewelry tells a story. Make one part of yours.
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