Nalbound sock from Porajärvi, Russia (near border of Finland). Year unknown. Ankle knitted, foot nalbound. Total length 46 cm, foot length 28 cm. http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poraj%C3%A4rvi_(Aunuksen_Karjala)
Needlebound / nalbound so called TÄLINGAR (shoe-liners) made out of horsehair, from Sweden in the This sort of rough socklet was used outside of teal socks inside boots. They isolated against cold and moistness. Photo by Sissy Sjöberg.