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Things I’ve been saving up

Ohhh…. Halloween Poppets! You know, my birthday is nowhere near Halloween, but it could have been…

Probably everyone’s seen this by now. The Skjoldehamn outfit was from a bog body dating to 1050CE or so, found in Norway the 1936. The body was poorly preserved, but the clothes were in fabulous shape. A museum group has been working on a reconstruction (more, more, more). The body was badly decomposed, and it was unsure for a long time whether it was male or female. It was found with a knife, and wearing pants, but is now believed to be female. Rebecca Lucas has an English summary and description of the hood.

Norse clothing

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This is a very practical outfit, but unlike most of what we think of as Viking women’s clothing.

And one last link, an Anglo-Saxon Dye and Textile History Bibliography. Yay research! (Actually, a whole collection of bibliographies from the Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey.

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