Some years ago I was in the NMI and in their Viking section they had a leather artifact which we took to be a VA Baretta (Hair fixer with pin).
It wasn't labelled very well, and I didn't take a photo of it. Is there any chance (if it's still on display) someone could get me some more information on it please ? At the time I drew a sketch of it which is here -
Ooh yes I would be interested in this too. I believe Roisin mentioned barettas to me during our talk at Battle of the Ancients on female Viking kit. Wouldn't it be great to know that the leather one I picked up in Inverness could be used as kit?
I have seen that and I saw a bone version some where too. All my books are still parked from my move last month. I think it was in one of my Irish art books. Seth
http://www.ravensborg.org/ Trí labra ata ferr túa: ochán ríg do chath, sreth immais, molad iar lúag. Three speeches that are better than silence: inciting a king to battle,spreading knowledge, praise after reward.