Embroidered Viking caftan full view. See also the close up of the embroidery and a very similar (the same?) caftan worn in the snow.
Here are a few educational links to the primary research, inspired by this image: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html, http://www.darkcompany.ca/beads/beads.php, http://www.medieval-baltic.us/vikbuckle.html,http://medieval-baltic.us/bau-loops.pdf
Viking Metal Casting
Very cool article on what the Norse would have worn for clothing- men, women, children and thralls. Shows techniques used to make the material in the past.
Early medieval, viking dress
Early medieval viking dress by NornasMystery on Etsy
Viking Age cauldron ~ for my husband, whose family hails from Telemarken :)
Coat/kaftan with Birka tablet weaving. By Nille Glaesel Going to make myself a coat similar to this. No woman would run around in the winter with their tatas hanging out like all the female versions I've seen of Viking coats.