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Hibernaatiopesäke: Herjolfsnes

February Viking coat worn by the Queen of Drachtenwald (SCA). Note the way it subtly overlaps at the bottom but is not an aggressively "wrapped" coat.

Viking coat with woven band

Viking age coat

In the last post I talked about a band I was weaving to decorate my Viking age coat or kaftan. Here are some pictures of the finished coat. The coat was made of wool in a very dark shade of grey, a…

Coat/kaftan with Birka tablet weaving. By Nille Glaesel  Going to make myself a coat similar to this.  No woman would run around in the winter with their tatas hanging out like all the female versions I've seen of Viking coats.

Coat/kaftan with Birka tablet weaving. By Nille Glaesel Going to make myself a coat similar to this. No woman would run around in the winter with their tatas hanging out like all the female versions I've seen of Viking coats.

Trondheim Viking Market. Note the silk trim on the woman's kaftan and the Birka tablet weaving. Photo by Julie Brauteset Henning

Note the silk trim on the woman's kaftan and the Birka tablet weaving. Photo by Julie Brauteset Henning

Traditional Nordic skiing, with just a balance pole, woolen skirts (men AND women).

Midtvinterblot hos �sterhus Venner 2013

maybe its just a reenactor thing, but sometimes I can't tell which I find more attractive: the person or their kit.

fabulous take on the hedeby findings, with a slightly higher apron dress, by Mehloic

Hantverkat (a side of Mehloic) - Viking suit This is a lot higher on the bust and under the armpit.

Norwegian women in the winter with Birka-style coats. Note the woven or naalbinding scarves tucked into the open neckline for warmth

Midtvinterblot hos �sterhus Venner 2014

Norwegian women in the winter with Birka-style coats. Note the woven or naalbinding scarves tucked into the open neckline for warmth. We have no proof that this was done but it makes practical sense.

By a Polish reenactor.  Note the sleeve length.

Viking coat Note: Interesting that the sleeves are short, it strikes me as a very practical intentional feature in a time with limited "climate control" and more outdoor work. LOVE the color!

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