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.
The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Haithabu - Hose and leggings
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.
Photo of sheep mask shown flat and formed into shape. Find earlier origins of practice.
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 x The cap was probably in use for a long time, as the fragment is very worn on both sides.
700 - 1000 AD, fragment of hose from Haithabu, Germany (back then Denmark).
The Vikings of Bjornstad - Viking Museum Haithabu - hose
Textile fragment from Birka, Bj 944 (Historiska museet) (ED: note the patterned weave)
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.
from Haithabu photo by Tom Nordulf
Viking men: Clothing: trousers, breeches, hose and other leg clothing