Anglo-Saxon

Anglo-Saxon Annotated Bibliography

Anglo-Saxon Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography of books and articles about Anglo-Saxon (primarily Kentish) clothing and finds.

Kentish Step Up Outfit

My step up outfit is my current best interpretation of Kentish Dress Style IV with a few caveats. 6th century Kentish finds are from burials. For the most part the fabric has rotted away except where it’s in close proximity to metals (brooches, brocaded tablet […]

Kentish Anglo-Saxon “button loops”

I’m currently researching 6th century Kentish Anglo-Saxon women’s clothing with a huge focus on what Penelope Walton Rogers refers to as Dress Style III and Dress Style IV. Dress Style III(picture here) is described as “a garment with a vertical front opening clasped by two […]

Sylvie’s conjectural 6th century Kentish Anglo-Saxon tunic

I’m currently researching 6th century Kentish Anglo-Saxon women’s clothing with a huge focus on what Penelope Walton Rogers refers to as Dress Style III and Dress Style IV. Dress Style III(in the picture) is described as “a garment with a vertical front opening clasped by […]

The curious lack of evidence for 6th century Kentish Anglo-Saxon chemise

I’m currently researching 6th century Kentish Anglo-Saxon women’s clothing with a huge focus on what Penelope Walton Rogers refers to as Dress Style III and Dress Style IV. Dress Style III(a in the picture) is described as “a garment with a vertical front opening clasped […]

Kentish: New book

New book. I’m giddy with happy. Buckland Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, Dover. Excavations 1994 (Archaeology of Canterbury) Very nice details about the textiles.. especially nice details about the tablet weaving. I need to re-read it in more depth.. but I expect many good things to come from […]

6th Century Kentish Women Clothing

From Rogers, Penelope Walton. Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England (p 190). A: Kentish Dress Style III – a garment with a vertical front opening clasped by two brooches, one at the throad the other centre-chest, and worn with a buckled belt. B: Kentish […]

Anglo-Saxon Fiber Colors

Saving for future reference: Jenny Dean’s Anglo-Saxon Dye Experiments Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – Reds, Yellows, and Browns Part 3 – Blues, Greens, Purple, Brown and Black Introduction to some more Anglo-Saxon style experiments Regia: Dye Equivalent Colours DMC The Colorful Iron Age […]

Anglo-Saxon Poetry

My first stab: Rolf, relentless victor, triumph realized on the field, wreathed in laurel leaves, calls forward love. Aurora of shy smile stunned by victory to silence wears rose wreath with pride. Royalty of the West. Three words from a cup: laurel, smile, forward. My […]