I have made the journey to the far reaches of the North Atlantic and have arrived home safe and sound!
Much time was spent in museums and native food places. We tried anything we could find that was local cuisine. If anyone is interested in what we ate, please contact me at the below included address.
Time was spent in a few museums across the three areas I traveled to. Greenland, Iceland, and Norway. Not all of the museums had items pertaining to the actual time of the dress, although there was much information on the techniques and technology in prior times that lead to making the fabric for so much of the practical textile items over so many hundreds of years.
Though the actual dress is located in Nuuk Greenland, I have to say that there were a few other museums that I found to be much more fascinating. The National museum of Iceland located in Reykjavik Iceland was very good. The Norskfolk museum definitely had many things to lend it’s self to the project based on the contemporary designs of the buildings and a display of various looms. But, I would say that the one that has me in so much awe is the Viking Ship Museum. I went back three times. Nuff said???
There will be some reviews of these institutions and the rest based on my own observations as I share as many of the photos I am able to that do not directly involve the research. These will come out with the future papers. I promise you will see all of them in time..
I recommend you make a visit to these lands if it is possible to do so. They are fascinating places with amazingly different cultures though they theoretically were rooted in the same common one. The development of each cannot be under played. Next to the cultural development, the language development of each due to the dialectic differences and outside influences could be a story in and of itself.
Be aware of the lack of connectivity and the expense though. These and the time crunch that was involved in the work I was doing caused me to not be able to keep you up to date as we traveled. I was a complete novice at overseas travel. Much was learned! Next time there will be less confusion and better scheduling… But that is a story for another time.
The photos will start coming out tomorrow. I still have much work to do with them, however, you have been waiting way too long to hear from me. Now that you have, hang on, the ride shall get interesting!
Speaking of Photos. I have pictures of things that will meet the fancy of just about everyone across many disciplines including fiber artists, metal workers, leather artists and wood enthusiasts. For those that are interested, I have the basic documentations of the items that can lead you to a great period project of your own.
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Until tomorrow, Be well,