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Skjoldehamn

At last I found the time to check back to the lively discussion about the closure of the Skjoldehamn shirt on pearl's livejournal. The disc.

The Skjoldehamn Tunic (970-1050) Norway  Sleeve end details (I thought the dig was dated later than that - check the arch report!)

pinner says "The Skjoldehamn Tunic Norway Sleeve end details (I thought the dig was dated later than that - check the arch report!

Diamond twill weave fabric from the Oseberg burial, in the Kulturhistorik Museum, Norway.

diamond twill weave fabric from the oseberg burial, in the kulturhistorik museum, norway

Viborg shirt, XIth. c - details

Viborg shirt, XIth. c - details

The discovery of the kyrtel in 2011 was just such a stroke of luck. Made of lamb’s wool and big enough to fit someone about five foot nine, the garment is 1,700 years old.  Norway icemelt.

A kyrtel, a tunic woven from heavy wool, was found in an area exposed by the retreating Lendbreen ice patch (top). It is remarkably preserved, and detailed examination (above) shows it to be around years old.

The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Iceland  A mitten made from wool fabric sewed together.

I've started a woolen mitten project! The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Iceland A mitten made from wool fabric sewed together.

Close-up of the top of the gore, showing the gathering (and at the very bottom of the photo, the start of the split in the gore). From the Guddal tunic (kjortel), Norway, ca. 1035- 1165 CE. Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen.  InventoryNo : 030982.  Motif : Guddal-drakten,BRM 31/1, rynket parti over saum.  Photographer : Ann-Mari Olsen.

Close-up of the top of the gore, showing the gathering (and at the very bottom…

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