Viking age clothing - headgear, mittens and footwear
Viking Age Clothing
Socks and Hose
The Vikings of Bjornstad
The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Haithabu Google translation of previous image: "Leggings and hosiery (hosa) belonged to the men's costumes, and were worn with short pants or tunic as Gewädern. Gamaschenbänder were wrapped around the calves. Gamaschenbänder were woven into various weave. Bands of outstanding quality are preferably made in pointed twill".
Viking Silk Cap
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.
Socks - Wikiwood
Viking Socks The Vikings made lovely socks using nalbinding, a technique similar in some ways to knitting or crochet. Nice archaeological examples of nalbound socks have been found, for example at Coppergate in York (shown on the left). For instructions on how make nalbound socks, please see the info and links on the nalbinding page.