Note the tablet-woven bands running along the entire top and center edges of this apron dress, stiffening it and providing a different look.  Also observe the pinning of this front-opening dress at waist level.

Note the tablet-woven bands running along the entire top and center edges of this apron dress, stiffening it and providing a different look. Also observe the pinning of this front-opening dress at waist level.

Please read this about apron dress decoration: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html Please read this site about belts: http://www.medieval-baltic.us/vikbuckle.html

Please read this about apron dress decoration: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html Please read this site about belts: http://www.medieval-baltic.us/vikbuckle.html

This is another front-opening apron dress with tablet-woven trim around all the edges.  But this one is pinned directly under the bosom, and the edges nearly meet in the front.

This is another front-opening apron dress with tablet-woven trim around all the edges. But this one is pinned directly under the bosom, and the edges nearly meet in the front.

Here are a few educational links to the primary research, inspired by this image: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html, http://www.darkcompany.ca/beads/beads.php, http://www.medieval-baltic.us/vikbuckle.html,http://medieval-baltic.us/bau-loops.pdf

Here are a few educational links to the primary research, inspired by this image: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html, http://www.darkcompany.ca/beads/beads.php, http://www.medieval-baltic.us/vikbuckle.html,http://medieval-baltic.us/bau-loops.pdf

Viking - back of apron.    Hedeby style as used by Svartland. I like the back-straps being closer together.

Viking - back of apron. Hedeby style as used by Svartland. I like the back-straps being closer together.

This another Museum remake of a Rus/ Norse female ensemble from the Ladoga Museum in Russia. The exhibit dates it to 9-10th Century

This another Museum remake of a Rus/ Norse female ensemble from the Ladoga Museum in Russia. The exhibit dates it to 9-10th Century

an open-fronted apron dress. There is no real consensus on whether it was actually done, but it looks fabulous on her

an open-fronted apron dress. There is no real consensus on whether it was actually done, but it looks fabulous on her

Breast Chain/Torso Jewelry: An Early Look... | Audrey Lucero: Illustration, Clothing & Jewelry Design

Breast Chain/Torso Jewelry: An Early Look... | Audrey Lucero: Illustration, Clothing & Jewelry Design

SCA Rus medieval reenactment. The apron that is pinned around the back...is that period? I just don't get the point behind it...maybe to keep the dress clean when sitting??? weird.

SCA Rus medieval reenactment. The apron that is pinned around the back...is that period? I just don't get the point behind it...maybe to keep the dress clean when sitting??? weird.

Norse coat - this looks like an embroidery project I might be able to do.

Norse coat - this looks like an embroidery project I might be able to do.

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