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Hedebyn Gyta: Woolen hoods

Hedebyn Gyta: Woolen hoods

Fencing Doublet featuring a protruding peascod waist Western European about 1580 CE Leather silk linen cotton by mharrsch, via Flickr - in Met Museum

Fencing Doublet featuring a protruding peascod waist Western European about 1580 CE Leather silk linen cotton by mharrsch - in Met Museum

Norman coat tunic

The Viking garments may actually have been something like this. Such is probably newer fashion

A Nithing Pole (Nithstang, Nidstang) consisted of a long, wooden pole with a recently cut horse head at the end, and at times with the skin of the horse laid over the pole.The nithing pole was directed towards the enemy and target of the curse. The curse could be carved in runes on the pole.

“In the Viking age the most spectacular way of cursing an enemy was by the Niding Pole (the Nithstong or Scorn-Post). They were poles about nine feet meters) long upon which insults and curses.

Old Norse Map of the Viking World "The geographical range of Viking exploration between the 9th and 12th centuries AD was amazing. From their Northern European homelands in today’s Norway, Denmark and Sweden they used the Norwegian and Baltic Seas to engage with the world " Clicking on the map enlarges it - you could go from the 768 X 364 size up to a 5039 X 2413 monster! All the placenames are in Old Norse. or English.  Going in Ancient History and

Old Norse Map of the Viking World, the geographical range of Viking exploration between the and centuries AD. From their Northern European homelands in today’s Norway, Denmark and Sweden they used the Norwegian and Baltic Seas to engage with the world.

Viking wrap tunic made for me by Æsa Uthersdottir from the Kingdom of the West for my hobby, the SCA.

Viking wrap tunic made by Æsa Uthersdottir from the Kingdom of the West for the SCA.

Reconstruction of the Skoldehamn clothing at the Lofotr Museum - Outer Skirt

Reconstruction of the Skoldehamn clothing at the Lofotr Museum - Outer Skirt

Early medieval viking woolen tunic by NornasMystery on Etsy

Early medieval viking woolen tunic by NornasMystery on Etsy

Hooks from grave 905 at Birka.  Potentially they would fasten some kind of woollen hose or leggings, and were hooked into linen trousers that would have reached down over the knees.

Heather Mbaye is raising funds for Birka Hook for Leg Wraps, Dresses, Purses on Kickstarter! The project will make metal alloy replicas of the little hooks used to close Viking and Saxon leg wraps, purses, etc.

Hedebyn Gyta: Men's handmade woolen tunic made to order  http://hedebyngyta.net/

Men's handmade woolen tunic made to order

Bjorn's Winingas hooks

Bjorn's Winingas hooks

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