Othala Craft

by Angelika Strycka

The company Othala Craft deals with the performance costumes historical period of Slavs and Vikings. The range includes dating VIII - IX century. Upon request, we also costumes from different historical period.

Costumes are sewn in different ways, depending on the wishes of the client. Most of the clothes from the inside is sewn by machine, all visible seams are hand-sewn. On offer are also clothes sewn entirely by hand.

In my work, the most important is the quality and precision.

In my work based on historical sources, iconography, archaeological, ethnographic sources.

I try to use a colors that is similar to the colors obtained in the process of plant dyeing. On request, I use cloth hand-woven, naturally dyed.

All embroideries are made by hand, use the thread of linen, silk and linen. 

Items being on the website are available in stock. It is possible to implement individual order. Delivery time depends on the availability of fabrics.

Types of stitches are made on the basis of archaeological finds.

I try to choose the fabrics of the highest quality, meeting the criteria of history.
All fabrics are washed before sewing and embellishment.

All tablet braids used for decorations are made by hand by friendly workshop: Workshop Syv.

All embroideries are made by hand, I use woolen, silk and linen thread. The accuracy of execution and appropriate process embroidery fills their shelf life.

Reconstructions of historical costumes is a complicated subject, especially specificity period of Slavs and Vikings tends more towards the experimental archeology. Costumes made by me are of my interpretation.

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