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Viking Silk Cap 900AD - 999AD  This silk cap is more than 1,000 years old.  It is one of the most unusual and interesting objects found during the Coppergate excavations.  Silk must have been an exotic material in 10th Century Britain.  Lots of other scraps of silk were also found on the site which suggests that production of high-quality clothing one of the many trades on the busy street.  It also means that the Vikings of York were trading over huge distances.

Viking Silk Cap - found in York in Britain, the city the Vikings called Yorvik. It is one of the most unusual and interesting objects found during the Coppergate excavations. Silk must have been an exotic material in Century Britain.

Some designs have been around awhile.  The connected mittens are a long tradition!  Both the mittens and sock are again made of cut and pieced woolen cloth, the sting appears to be plaited.

The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Iceland. Some designs have been around awhile. The connected mittens are a long tradition! Both the mittens and sock are again made of cut and pieced woolen cloth, the sting appears to be plaited

Possible types of Viking headdresses from Coppergate and Lincoln (after Gale Owen-Crocker).

Types of Viking Headdresses from Coppergate and Lincoln (after Gail Owen-Crocker). Page has lots more illustrations and descriptions of Viking-era hairstyles and headdresses for women.

Viking boot, 10th century, Yorkshire Museum. These are the pattern that Matthew's shoes are based off of.

Viking Boot: History of York This particular boot is more than 1000 years old and was found in Coney Street, York.

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

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Hat from Oostrum, originally white wool dyed to a pale red shade. The decorative stitch was probably of a deeper red colour

Tunic from Thorsberg, very well sewn. Made of wool woven in broken lozenge twill, with additional textile finish such as tablet woven edges . 4th cent.

Tunic from Thorsberg, very well sewn. Made of wool woven in broken lozenge twill, with additional textile finish such as tablet woven edges .

The discovery of the kyrtel in 2011 was just such a stroke of luck. Made of lamb’s wool and big enough to fit someone about five foot nine, the garment is 1,700 years old.  Norway icemelt.

A kyrtel, a tunic woven from heavy wool, was found in an area exposed by the retreating Lendbreen ice patch (top). It is remarkably preserved, and detailed examination (above) shows it to be around years old.

The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Iceland  A mitten made from wool fabric sewed together.

The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Iceland, mitten made from wool fabric sewed together.

Pleated wool fragment from Gamla Lödöse, Västergötland, Sweden. Dated 1250 - 1349 CE, at the Statens historiska museum, via the Kringla database.

Pleated wool fragment from Gamla Lödöse, Västergötland, Sweden. Dated 1250 - 1349 CE, at the Statens historiska museum, via the Kringla database. by marjorie

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