The Emperor of Milklagard on Lace - Mulberry silk

The Emperor of Milklagard on Lace - Mulberry silk

290.00

100 % Mulberry silk

800 meters per 100 gram

This base is pure luxury. 100% grade A mulberry silk. This yarn is perfect for shawls or for garments that use the way silk drapes to a great effect. 800 meters per skein gives you enough yarn for a medium sized shawl in just one skein.

Miklagàrd means the great city in old Norse. Miklagàrd was the Norse name for Constantinople the capital of the Byzantine empire that today is called Istanbul. Some Vikings travelled as far as Miklagàrd and there went into the service of the emperor as his personal bodyguards. This elite core of soldiers was known as the Varangian Guard. King Harald Hardrada (the hard ruler) was a captain of the Varangian Guard in his youth before he returned 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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