The Emperor of Miklagard on Fingering - Merino/Silk

The Emperor of Miklagard on Fingering - Merino/Silk

230.00

50% Merino 50% Silk

400 meters per 100g skein

A super soft and shiny base with the best qualities from both merino and silk. This yarn will give you something wonderfully soft and drapey. This is yarn is not superwash treated.

Miklagàrd means "the great city" in old Norse. Miklagàrd was the Norse name for Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine empire (modern-day Istanbul). Some Vikings travelled as far as Miklagàrd,where they went into the service of the emperor as his personal bodyguards. This elite core of soldiers were known as the Varangian Guard. King Harald Hardrada (the hard ruler) was a captain of the Varangian Guard in his youth, before returning home to take the crown of Norway. Today you can still see rune inscriptions if you visit the Hagia Sofia.

This colour is an attempt to copy the extremely exclusive fabrics dyed purple with dyes extracted from shellfish for the Byzantine emperors. Before synthetic dyes were invented, purple was the most exclusive colour in the world.

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Are made (these runes)

Possible interpretation of one rune inscription in Hagia Sofia

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