"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.
Phrygian hat, custom order hat your choice of hand made trim and leather colour
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.
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.