A journey through Iceland reveals natural, primordial materials: hand-spun wool, horsehair, horn, reindeer antler, lava stone and driftwood. Hand- crafted objects- each unique in the world- are made-to-order by Iceland's foremost artists and artisans. Starkness, restraint and strength of design reflect the stunning raw landscapes of the country- at once ancient and yet utterly modern.

Modern Medieval Stitch Mittens

These non-knitted mittens are the recreation of a labor-intensive Viking-era technique called Nálbinding which was abandoned suddenly in 1066 when the much easier knitting we know today was invented. Prior, yarn was stitched with a single needle made of wood, antler, bone or horn. The technique had been all but forgotten until an ancient mitten was found perfectly preserved in a bog, its construction revealing the ancient technique.


In dove grey tones- see size chart.