Analyses of Danish bog bodies show that dyed clothing became fashionable in the early Iron Age – centuries before previously thought. The new analyses also show that the bodies, buried in an ancient sacrificial bog, from which the textiles were taken are older than previously thought. Most of them date to more than 2,000 years old. click through for article
A boat neck sweater made of warm wool and woven in diamond twill was a dominating fashion trend among reindeer hunters 1,700 years ago, according to researchers who have investigated an extremely well preserved Iron Age tunic found two years ago under melting snow in Norway.
Even leather vests get detailed by Bergin's costume crew. This garment worn by Ragnar is intricately woven, braided, aged and distressed to look as if it has survived quite a few Viking raids on The History Channel's new series, "The Vikings"
Hegira 3rd–4th centuries / AD 9th–10th centuries, Abbasid Linen embroidered in wool Bardo Museum Tunis, Tunisia About the Museum The shape of this linen tunic, dyed black and undoubtedly intended for a child, is reminiscent of Coptic clothes. Each sleeve is decorated around the shoulders slightly differently from the other with plant and floral elements mixed with stylised zoomorphic motifs.
Men's Silver Fabric Embroidered in Silver Waistcoat, c. 1770's This 18th c waistcoat is made with silver fabric that has been embroidered with silver flowers with pailette centers. It is trimmed in a garland and tassel pattern. The eleven buttons down the center front and three on each pocket are also adorned in pailettes.