Sámi Shoe Bands LumiRetki – 5 cm x 1M – Wide Short

£200.00

LumiRetki Sámi Shoe Bands
WIDE SAMI SHOE BANDS – SMALL
Length of Band: 1 meter
Width of Band: 4.5 – 5 cm
Length of Short Tie: approx. 20 cm
Length of Long Ties: approx. 50 cm
Woven Pickup Pattern: LumiRetki
Colours: Red, Blue
Background colour: Natural White wool
Pickup Woven Pattern: LumiRetki

Price: £230.00

The Shoe Bands are made-to-order. It generally takes 3-6 weeks to complete your order, depending on my current production schedule. I will provide a more accurate estimate of time of your order.

PAYMENTS


All payments are now processed by STRIPE.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

International orders sometimes require additional taxes to be paid. I do not have the infrastructure to collect these taxes and submit them to your government, so please be aware that you may be charged taxes or duties on receiving the goods.
If you would like these taxes to be charged at the time of your purchase, please visit my Etsy Shop.Please visit:
Paivatar Yarn on Etsy – Sami Shoe Bands

Description

Wide Sámi Shoe Bands – LumiRetki
This listing is for one pair of Wide Sámi Shoe Bands or Shoe Laces. The Shoe Bands are approx. 5 cm wide. The length of each shoe band is 1 meter plus ties. The shoe bands are handwoven with 100% wool, in Sami colours of Red, Blue and White. The ends of the bands are finished with Wool Vadmal or reindeer leather.

Shoe bands are similar to wearing gaitors when skiing or snowshoeing. The wool band ties to the top of the shoe lace of the boot, and wraps around the ankle and leg to help prevent snow from getting into the boots. The wool bands also provide warmth and insulation to the legs.

WIDE SHOE BANDS – SMALL
Length of Band: 1 meter
Width of Band: 4.5 -0 5 cm
Length of Short Tie: approx. 20 cm
Length of Long Ties: approx. 50 cm
Woven Pickup Pattern: LumiRetki
Colours: Red, Blue
Background colour: Natural White wool
Pickup Woven Pattern: LumiRetki

These shoe bands can be ordered in 3 lengths:
Short: 1 meter
Medium: 1.5 meters
Long: 2 meters

The current photos show the narrow size of band. The pattern for the wider ones will be similar.

This LumiRetki design is woven using 17 Pattern Threads. The LumiRetki (Snow Trails) pattern reflects meandering ski trails in the snow.
The pattern is woven using a Sámi Pickup weaving method. The coloured pattern threads float above and below the white ground weave. This produces a mirror image of the pattern on the reverse of the band and also makes the band thicker, providing extra insulation to the woven band.

To determine the correct length to order, Wrap a tape measure around your leg starting at the top of your boots. Allow space during wrapping for the width of the band, as the edges of the band will overlap during wrapping.

As these bands are handwoven, there may be slight variations in the pattern design. The width of the bands is approx. 4.5-5 cm. This can vary depending on what wool yarns I have in stock, Different wools weave to varied tension and amount of draw-in during the handweaving process.
I generally use a contrasting coloured thread in the centre of the design. This helps to keep this weaver from going cross-eyed during the weaving of the complex pattern.

The Shoe Bands are made-to-order. It generally takes 3-6 weeks to complete your order, depending on my current production schedule. I will provide a more accurate estimate of time of your order.

PAYMENTS


All payments are now processed by STRIPE.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

International orders sometimes require additional taxes to be paid. I do not have the infrastructure to collect these taxes and submit them to your government, so please be aware that you may be charged taxes or duties on receiving the goods.
If you would like these taxes to be charged at the time of your purchase, please visit my Etsy Shop.
Please visit:
Paivatar Yarn on Etsy – Sami Shoe Bands

Additional information

Weight 60 g

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