This page started its life as a spreadsheet uploaded to the Viking Clothing group on Facebook to provide a visual guide to how common certain textiles are in Viking Age archaeology. The data seemed to be useful for a number of enthusiasts and so was updated to bake in detailed sources and catalogue data. Alan 'Kael' Ball is a re-enactor and enthusiastic amateur historian with a particular interest in Viking Age textiles, material culture and socio-economic heritage. He's also a professional e-learning developer and sometimes gets carried away with collecting data. Thus, this.
Currently the data only pertains to excavations made in the UK. Things to note are:
The reports used span a large timeframe so the recording methodology is often inconsistant. Because of this, the catalogue is somewhat incomplete (eg. there are many more fabric samples in the Mayer/Faussett Collection, but most of the entries have incomplete data, so have been ommitted).
Please feel free to email me - email@example.com - with suggestions for new data. As stated previously, data should be complete (warp, weft, twist, sett, weave minimum) and come from an academically reviewed paper.