Kragelund Mose Tunic

Kragelund Tunic: Simplified Pattern

My notes about the original Kragelund tunic are saved in another post. I recommend reading that for more background information. Quick paraphrase: – Tunic made of Wool found in Fattiggårdens mose near the village Kragelund, north west of Silkeborg, Denmark (also approximately 15 miles south of Viborg, Denmark) carbon dated to c.1040-1155 (which is also within ~50 years of the…

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Anglo-Saxon

Kentish Anglo-Saxon Gold Brocaded Fillet

Note: I’ve decided to go ahead and hit publish on this article even though I have not yet woven the band. I think there’s interesting details here that others may appreciate. Someday I hope to get back to this and actually weave the band. For Kentish Women there are several examples of gold brocading which has been found on or…

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Early Period

Menologion of Basil II

From: Menologion of Basil II (Vat.gr.1613) between 979 and the early years of the 11th century in Constantinople What I see (that I think is cool): St. Hermione: Hermione was beheaded because she would not worship Hercules. “Two servants, Theodulus and Theotimos, were entrusted to perform the execution. Since they were in such a hurry to execute the saint, not…

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Anglo-Saxon

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 weaving, swords, weaving swords). This leads to the need to extrapolate the garments based on…

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Kragelund Mose Tunic

Kragelund Tunic

The Nederfrederiksmose Man (also known as Kraglund Man or Frederiksdal Man) was found May 25th 1898 in Fattiggårdens mose near the village Kragelund, north west of Silkeborg, Denmark (also approximately 15 miles south of Viborg, Denmark). The man wore a kirtle of coarse woolen cloth, the legs were bare but on his feet he had short leather boots, laced over…

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Anglo-Saxon

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 brooches, one at the throat the other centre-chest, and worn with a buckled belt.” For…

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Anglo-Saxon

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 two brooches, one at the throat the other centre-chest, and worn with a buckled belt.”…

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