The weave pattern is called the Birka Pattern. I call it the Weave Pattern from Hell. I had a full page of notes telling me which cards to turn at what sequence--and that was needed for only 8 rotations! It was truely evil to work. Normally, I can work a 170 inch weave in 3-5 days, once it is set up. This particular weave took me 3 1/2 WEEKS to work 140 inches. Birka weaves were used a lot for burial shrouds. My thought is that it either took the lifetime to complete, so the only time they could wear it was at their funeral, or my favorite, that the gentleman wore the weave and wasn't careful and damaged it--forcing his lady to kill him in her anger.
|Displaying the backside. You can see the page of instructions.|
|The front side and the pattern of the weave.|