Braided passament trims

Several different types of braided trims made from plain wire. Original finds are:

Fourfold braid with simple extensions made from double gold wire (P4). Length approx. 26 cm. Found in Birka grave 644 above the skull of a man.

Fourfold braid as before but with one pair of cross-shaped extensions (P5). Length approx. 27 cm. Found in the head area of the man from Birka grave 542.

Braid as before with one pair of cross-shaped extensions made from double silver wire (P6). Length approx. 18 cm. Found in the male grave Birka 710.

Braid with alternately two pairs of single and one pair of cross-shaped extensions (P7). Made from double gold wire. Length approx. 28 cm. Found in the head region of the passament-rich male grave 524.

Reproductions of the trims are possible in gold-filled, silver or brass wire. The price depends on material, length and the number of cross-shaped extensions.

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Prices

  • Gold-filled wire, 10cm: €27.00*
  • Silver wire, 10cm: €20.50*
  • Brass wire, 10cm: €17.50*
  • Pair of cross-shaped extensions (Gold-filled): €22.00*
  • Pair of cross-shaped extensions (Silver): €11.00*
  • Pair of cross-shaped extensions (Brass): €10.00*

Informationen on Orders and Shipping. Prices do not include shipping costs.

* Final price, no value added tax according to § 19 UStG.

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References

  • Geijer, Agnes (1938). Birka. Untersuchungen und Studien III. Die Textilfunde aus den Gräbern. Uppsala
  • SHM web archive: Item 106845 from grave 644.
  • SHM web archive: Item Gegenstand 106844 from grave 542.
  • SHM web archive: Item Gegenstand 468084 from grave 710.
  • SHM web archive: Item Gegenstand 617962 from grave 524.