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.

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.

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.

The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Haithabu  Hose and leggings

The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Haithabu - Hose and leggings

gorgeous metal top for viking cone hat, from Birka. At Historiska museet

This is a decorated and granulated silver cap which was thought it was sewn on the tip of a triangle viking hat that was commonly worn by viking men throughout sweden. This cap is found in Uppland, Björkö, Sweden.

Viking felt sheep masks, found at Haithabu (Hedeby).

Photo of sheep mask shown flat and formed into shape. Find earlier origins of practice.

The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Iceland

National Museum of Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland - 2012 Mittens and sock made from woolen fabric cut and sewn into the garment as needed.

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.

Hose fragment from Haithabu (Source: Inga Hägg, "Die Textilfunde aus dem Hafen von Haithabu")

700 - 1000 AD, fragment of hose from Haithabu, Germany (back then Denmark).

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".

The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Haithabu - hose

Textile fragment from Birka, Bj 944 (Historiska museet)

Textile fragment from Birka, Bj 944 (Historiska museet) (ED: note the patterned weave)

The Oslo mitten, dated to the 10th century

The Oslo mitten, dated to the century

Sketch of the hose fragments from Hedeby. Adapted from Inga Hägg: Die Textilfunde aus dem Hafen von Haithabu, p. 21

Sketch of the hose fragments from Hedeby. Adapted from Inga Hägg: Die Textilfunde aus dem Hafen von Haithabu, p.

from Haithabu photo by Tom Nordulf

from Haithabu photo by Tom Nordulf

Photo of York sock

Viking men: Clothing: trousers, breeches, hose and other leg clothing

349619 (JPEG-bild, 2000 × 1342 pixlar) - Skalad (50%)

349619 (JPEG-bild, 2000 × 1342 pixlar) - Skalad (50%)

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