Dark red woolen dress decorated with...
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Set - Dark red woolen dress decorated with embroidery, silk, tablet braid and hood for a Viking lady
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Dress made from thick dark red wool. Fabric and tablet braid has been washed before sewing. Dress and hood should be hand washed in 30 C. Simple geometric cut based on a T shape, with a light undercut in the armpit. The cut of dress is based on found from Haithabu (Hedeby). The sleeves narrow towards the wrist. The dress has four wedges; one in the front, the back and one at each side. Every visible stitch is hand made with a linen thread, inside stitch are machine. Half circle undercut under the neck with split. The sleeves are finished with red silk. In front of the dress are two, large hand made embroideries made with woolen threads, sized 11 cm x 12 cm. Motif from embroidery comes from a Scandinavian silver buckle.
Size: length of dress 141 cm, width under the armpit 53 x2 cm, width in belt 46 cm x 2, length from shoulder to belly bottom 44 cm, length of sleeves from arm to cuff 60 cm, width of sleeves 13 cm. Size of dress is similar for clothes size 40-42.
Silver jewelry and belt tablet braid is not in this set. Cost of shipping to Europe – 24 EUR, USA & Australia – 30 EUR.
The shape of the hood is based on a find from Skjoldehamn on the Norwegian island Angoya. It's made with two rectangles sewn to each other on top of the head. In the front and back two square wedges were set in. Sewn high under the throat to protect from wind and cold. Hood made of dark red wool with lining of linen inside. The inside was sewn with a machine, every visible stitch is hand made with linen thread. In the front and back side are large embroidered motifs made with woolen thread. Size of embroidery 13 cm x 14 cm. The embroidery’s motif is from a runic stone found in Gotland. Length of hood 65cm, wide 40 cm.