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The Hedeby cap fragment.   It was recovered from the upper layers in a well, has been reasonably identified as part of a cap. The preserved section measures 15cm x 32cms. The cap was probably in use for a long time, as the fragment is very worn on both sides.

The Hedeby cap fragment. It was recovered from the upper layers in a well, has been reasonably identified as part of a cap. The preserved section measures x The cap was probably in use for a long time, as the fragment is very worn on both sides.

Find from Haithabu, used as documentation for the raised ridge used on some apron dresses.

Hedeby fragment with seam covered by a finger(?) woven string, presumed to be part of an apron dress.

Viking craftsmen were good at making locks and keys. These were found at the Jorvic (York) site. - BBC website

Keys and locks, found and exhibited in the wonderful Jorvik exhibition and museum site in York B.BC - Primary History - Vikings - Viking settlements There seems to have been widely spread use of these objects.Many locksmiths with plenty of customers.

Detail of a Mammen textile & cuff "Om Mammen-Fundet" in Aarboger for Nordisk Oldkyndighed og Historie. 1869.

Detail of a Mammen textile & cuff "Om Mammen-Fundet" in Aarboger for Nordisk…

Hat #1 from Leens (object nr. GM1939/IV:13/1) constructed from three pieces of different fabrics (rear image showing the extended rear portion)

Hat found in Leens (object nr. Stoel, courtesy of Groninger Museum). AD viking age but from netherland

"A small graveyard in Køstrup, Fyn in Denmark was excavated in 1980-1981. (...) The grave goods are described by Charlotta Lindblom, and according to her, they indicate that the grave is from the 10th century."

"A small graveyard in Køstrup, Fyn in Denmark was excavated in (.) The grave goods are described by Charlotta Lindblom, and according to her, they indicate that the grave is from the century.

Viking Bone Hair Pin Circa 9th-11th century AD. A carved bone double-pin formed as one serpent swallowing another, their bodies parallel and the curve of the larger one's neck forming the suspension loop. 10 grams, 151 mm. ( from auction catalog)

A carved bone double-pin formed as one serpent swallowing another, their bodies parallel and the curve of the larger one's neck forming the suspension loop. ( from auction catalog)

Backside of a silk fragment with silver bands. From  Inga Hägg, "Viking Women's Dress at Birka," in Cloth and Clothing in Medieval Europe.

There's a textile find in Birka Grave 735 that includes several pieces of silver-brocaded tablet weaving with enough of the fabric to which .

Detail, colour photo of the gold embroidery from the Gokstad ship burial. Museum : Kulturhistorisk museum, UiO,  MuseumNo : C10459,  InventoryNo : Cf34100_606_C10459_b.

Detail, colour photo of the gold embroidery from the Gokstad ship burial. Museum : Kulturhistorisk museum, UiO, MuseumNo : InventoryNo : by TamidP

Four-panel hat from Moscevaja Balka. 8th-9th cent. Alanic. Picture from A.A. Ierusalimskaja, Die Gräber der Moshchevaja Balka. The accompanying text indicates that it was a girl's cap and contained remnants of fur trim/lining

Four-panel hat from Moscevaja Balka. Previous pinner says: The accompanying text indicates that it was a girl's cap and contained remnants of fur trim/lining

Cloth fragment from Haithabu, labelled as part of a hood in "Die Textilfunde aus der Siedlung und aus den Gräbern von Haithabu" by Inga Hägg (although the identification is debated).  The fragment measures approximately 55 cm long by 20 cm wide.

Cloth fragment from Haithabu, labelled as part of a hood in "Die Textilfunde aus der Siedlung und aus den Gräbern von Haithabu" by Inga Hägg (although the identification is debated). The fragment measures approximately 55 cm long by 20 cm wide.

The less-preserved side of the Guddal tunic (kjortel), which might give some hints about the construction of those gorgeous pleats! Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen.  InventoryNo : 030983.  Motif : Guddal-drakten,BRM 31/1, V.splitt. Det.  Photographer : Ann-Mari Olsen.

The less-preserved side of the Guddal tunic Universitetsmuseet i Bergen. InventoryNo : Motif : Guddal-drakten,BRM V.

Fotoportalen UNIMUS Guddal, blanket or cloak

Cloak or blanket from Guddal, Norway. Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen, InventoryNo : BRM 1165 CE.

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