Composite Antler Comb with Case Based on Tenth Century Gotland Find

I entered this comb into the Glymm Mere Arts and Sciences Championship in December of 2015. I love this little comb! It's the first comb that I have created with a case and any real ornamentation. Normally I base my pieces on finds from Birka but I loved the extant piece and wanted to try... Continue Reading →

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10th Century Composite Antler Comb Based on Finds at Birka

I want to include documentation for pieces that I've entered into competitions during the past year. This was a comb that I created based on 10th century combs from Birka, Sweden and entered into Dragon's Mist Arts and Sciences Championship. This comb was created entirely by hand and I was very happy with how it... Continue Reading →

Introduction

Welcome to EarlySweden.com! My name is Disa i Birkilundi within the SCA, a historical recreation group that I have been participating in for almost 20 years. My goal for this blog is to share my┬áresearch into early Scandinavian crafts and culture. I will primarily focus on posament and comb research based in Birka, Sweden during... Continue Reading →

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