The Orkney Hood made between 250 - 615 AD. Discovered in a bog on the Scottish island of Orkney in 1867 and was most likely worn by a child, Museums of Scotland,

“The Orkney Hood. Made of wool, it dates from 250 - 615 AD. Found in a bog (image National Museums of Scotland)”

Holger Arbman - Birka I (early medieval vikings from Birka - scandinavia) Book cataloging archeological finds

¤ descripton of beads. Results from an archeological site in Sweden. Holger Arbman - Birka I

Figurines and picture stones - drawing by Bau

Figurines and picture stones - drawing by Bau future embroidery for Tunics and apron dresses viking coat

Viking Necklace from the Isle of Man A replica of a Viking necklace found in a female pagan Viking grave on the Isle of Man. Each bead is a copy of the original Viking glass bead, entirely handmade in England. £114

Viking Necklace from the Isle of Man A replica of a Viking necklace found in a female pagan Viking grave on the Isle of Man. Each bead is a copy of the original Viking glass bead, entirely handmade in England. from the Jelling Dragon.

Amulets of women - maybe valkyries (6th century, Sweden)

Amulets of women - maybe valkyries century, Sweden) Very inspiring for women´s clothing in the viking age.

The Orkney Hood gives a fascinating glimpse into Iron Age fashion. The herringbone twill weave mixes sophisticated Danish elements with simpler sections made from the brown wool of the Orkney moorit sheep. Experts think it’s a Viking garment remade by Scottish weavers; an early example of a global design being recycled locally.

lunacylover: “ Orkney Hood “ The Orkney Hood gives a fascinating glimpse into Iron Age fashion. The herringbone twill weave mixes sophisticated Danish elements with simpler sections made from the brown wool of the Orkney moorit sheep.

Tillerman Beads

Birka - Viking, lampwork beads by Mike Poole in the UK. Always interesting to see how other lampworkers are earning their living

Skjoldeham tunic bog find from end of 11th century now situated in Skjoldeham Tromso Museum, The source - Nye tanker om Skjoldehamnfunnet, Dan Halvard Løvlid, Masteroppgave i arkeologi, Institutt for AHKR, Universitetet i Bergen, Høsten 2009

Skjoldeham tunic bog find from century now situated in Skjoldam Tromso Museum

Valkyrie brooch (9th century). Silver. Galgebakken, Vrejlev, Vendsyssel, Denmark© The National Museum of Denmark

Figure depicting a valkyrie. In Norse mythology the valkyries took fallen warriors to Valhalla. Photograph: The National Museum.

viking harp | mouth harps from the viking age

mouth harps from the viking age roskilde town museum, denmark /* so why are they called jews harps? though I guess vaguely possible as the first jews, as such, in Europe were said to accompany the Romans */

Two seeress’s magic staffs. The shorter one is from the Gävle area of Sweden and the longer from a grave at Fuldby, near Ringsted in Denmark. Photo credit - National Museum of Denmark  (These look like distaffs to me....)

Two seeress’s magic staffs. The shorter one is from the Gävle area of Sweden and the longer from a grave at Fuldby, near Ringsted in Denmark. Photo credit - National Museum of Denmark (These look like distaffs to me.

It's modern copy of Guddal tunic (kjortel). viking's tunic from 10th century. It has been made by "Skupaya Khel'". Homespun from wool of three colours. Vikind dress, viking style. https://www.facebook.com/norsviking

It's a modern copy of the Guddal tunic (kjortel) from century. It has been made by "Skupaya Khel'". Homespun from wool of three colours.

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