"Vöttur eða vettlingur, saumaður úr mórauðu vaðmáli. Fannst í jörðu í Görðum á Akranesi, talinn frá 9. eða 10. öld." [Mitten or glove, sewn from homespun vaðmál. Found in the ground at a farm in Akranes, considered to be from the 9th or 10th century.] Þjóðminjasafn Íslands, acc. no. A-1940/B-1881-76.
Gown, Viking apron (Hangeroc), 'Wooly' fabric
This hat is for a custom order Phrygian hat It originated in the ancient country of Phrygia in Asia Minor and is represented in ancient Greek art as the type of headdress worn by Orientals. In Rome the Phrygian cap was worn by emancipated slaves as a symbol of their freedom. During the 11th and 12th centuries, it was again extensively used by the Angelo Saxon's. The Phrygian cap once more became the emblem of liberty in the 18th century during the French Revolution, when it was adopted by the Revolutionaries as “the red cap of liberty.” It continues to be associated with the national allegorical figure of Liberté.
I sometimes get questions about linen. I will try to answer those questions here, without getting too technical. But here are some technical facts anyway ;) The linen fibers are straight (think of ...
Marobud Viking Group
Woman's outfit, based on archeological finds from Hedeby and Birka (AnneMa Werner).
Pattern for leather tunic pre viking age fra Møgelmose nær Jelling.
Påsbyxor aka “Viking Rus Pants”: simplified modern construction
The Skjoldehamn Tunic. Surviving bog find, carbon dated to the end of the 10th century.
995 - 1029, Trousers from Skjoldehamn, Norway. Drawstring.
995 - 1029, Shirt from Skjoldehamn, Norway. The shirt that was worn under the Skjoldehamn tunic. 2/2 twill, wool.
Photograph showing the W-cut neckline, and the remains of the collar. From the Guddal shirt (skjorte), dated ca. 1035- 1165 CE. Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen, InventoryNo : 030994, Motif : Guddal-drakten, BRM 31/2, Fors. Retten. Hals/kr., Photographer : Ann-Mari Olsen.
The less-preserved side of the Guddal tunic (kjortel), which might give some hints about the construction of those gorgeous pleats! Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. InventoryNo : 030983. Motif : Guddal-drakten,BRM 31/1, V.splitt. Det. Photographer : Ann-Mari Olsen.
The Guddal shirt (skjorte), with the fantastic standing collar. Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen, InventoryNo : 030988, Motif : Guddal-drakten, BRM 31/2.