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LDCvb01 Vit-röd Lödöserutan - Handelsgillet

LDCvb01 Vit-röd Lödöserutan - Handelsgillet

Well-researched instructions for a 14th-century pouch. Pouches with one belt loop were worn by women as well as men; pouches with two belt loops were exclusively male.

Well-researched instructions for a pouch. Pouches with one belt loop were worn by women as well as men; pouches with two belt loops were exclusively male.

Nice to see an article on Viking Food based on archaeological finds. Viking Food - Looking for the Evidence.

Viking Food - a fascinating look at the types of foods eaten across the many countries and regions that the Vikings inhabited.

Early Medieval linen underdress gown dress for by SlavMedievalShop, $89.00

Early Medieval linen underdress gown, dress for the summer. 100% linen. Viking costume, reconstruction

Nice to see an article on Viking Food based on archaeological finds. Viking Food - Looking for the Evidence.

Looking for the Evidence - Historical research by Jenny Baker

A representation of a garment seam in archaeological finds from early Iron Age Hallstadt in Germany, a medieval garment from Hedeby in Northern Germany, and medieval garments from London. Described as a "Flat-felled [seam] with hemstitch," this looks almost exactly like the "German hemming" described in the Workwoman's Guide in 1838, which is effectively a flat-felled seam made by two rows of hemming. via Heather Rose Jones. Fascinating!

Archaeological Sewing - next dress will be hand-sewn with flat-felled seams and rolled hem edges. Less seam allowance=I can get more expensive fabric.

Decorated leather bottle; Early medieval Bog find, Dublin museum. Muzeum Dublin DSC01907

Leather bottle from the Dublin Museum. Date is c based on the decoration, photo by Matt Bunker.

Tunic of Hedeby, Early Medieval Scandinavian tunic, Viking tunic  form Hedeby, Historical Pattern , for Viking Reenactors, Viking Costume

Tunic of Hedeby, Early Medieval Scandinavian tunic, Viking tunic form Hedeby, Historical Pattern , for Viking Reenactors, Viking Costume

A basic, early medieval tunic based on archaeological finds from the Scandinavian site of Hedeby. This appears a highly utilitarian garment with function foremost on the mind of its designers, but the neckline still received some aesthetic attention.

Estonia, Kukruse woman 12/13. century, archaeological finds from burial site, reconstruction. ERM-i blogi

Estonia, Kukruse woman century, archaeological finds from burial site, reconstruction.

Here are a few educational links to the primary research, inspired by this image: http://urd.priv.no/viking/, http://www.miklagard.nvg.org.au/costume/rus/trader/hat_text.htm

Items I haven't seen archaeological evidence for: shield is small for what I understand of Viking Age Scandinavian sheilds

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