Viking_Male_Costume

9-10 th Century Viking Male Costume

Description

Madder red woollen birka style tunic over red linen undertunic. Green woollen hedeby style hood. Brown leather skull cap with fur edging. Damendorf style brown woollen trousers. Brown leather boots, pouch and belt. All handsewn by my husband.

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 the hood found in Hedeby harbour. On display in the Wikinger Museum in Haithabu in 2007.

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Possible diagram for the Damendorf trousers.

Patterns used

No commercial patterns used.

Alternate views

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The red linen tunic worn without the woollen overtunic on a sunny day. Embroidery with woollen thread along neckline, cuffs and hem.

Costume made in 2007.