Handmade nailbinded Viking Arm warmers made from icelandic wool. Every piece is handmade by my mother by the old historic technique of ‚Nålebinding‘. These technique provides a tighter mesh and so these products are warmer then common knitted ones.
- Material: 100% New Icelandic wool
- Colour: Brown
- Producer: Handmade by my mother
- Arm warmers coming with an embroidered ‘Ancientskin Logo‘ Label.
Historic technique: Nalbinding
The oldest known textile fragment of Nålbinding dating from c. 6500 BCE was found in Nahal Hemar Cave, Israel. Another made of lime bast fibre, from the Ertebølle period c. 4200 BCE was found in Tybrind Vig, a Mesolithic fishing village in Denmark.
Nålebinding (Danish: literally 'binding with a needle' or 'needle-binding', also naalbinding, nålbinding, nålbindning or naalebinding) is a fabric creation technique predating both knitting and crochet. Also known in English as "knotless netting", "knotless knitting", or "single-needle knitting", the technique is distinct from crochet in that it involves passing the full length of the working thread through each loop, unlike crochet where the work is formed only of loops, never involving the free end. It also differs from knitting in that lengths must be pieced together during the process of nålebinding, rather than a continuous strand of yarn that can easily be pulled out. Archaeological specimens of fabric made by nålebinding can be difficult to distinguish from knitted fabric.
Nålebinding is still practiced by women of the Nanti tribe, an indigenous people of the Camisea region of Peru. They use it to make bracelets. Nålebinding also remains popular in the Scandinavian countries, as well as in the Balkans.