Viking_Womens_Costume

9-10th Century Viking Womens Costume

Description

Madder dyed birka style tunic over a yellow linen undertunic. Hedeby style apron dress and silk headscarf dyed with union skins. Silver plated turtoise broches, replica of 8-9th century original, found in Bornholm.

Inspiration

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Possible diagram for the birka tunic.
Source: Viking Tunic Construction by Carolyn Priest-Dorman.

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Remains of an apron dress as found in Hedeby harbour. On display in the Wikinger Museum in Haithabu in 2007.

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Possible diagram for the hedeby apron.
Source: website of the Historiska museet, Sweden

Patterns used

No commercial patterns used.

Alternate views

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Dress worn with my old set of jewellery.

Costume made in 2009.