"On these..., who had the bodies of women, nature bestowed the souls of men"
Saxo Grammaticus (c. XII century)
“Eydis the Shieldmaiden” Tunic
Viking natural linen trimmed dress
Traditional T-shape linen tunic decorated with contrast accents, exclusive trim and colored jute and woolen cords. Ancient costume silhouettes of northern soldiers and lady warriors did not differ much.
However, we tried to accentuate the beauty of the female figure, as much as viking clothing allows it with its free and floating cut. Quite spacious at biceps and narrowed to wrist sleeves make it possible to be engaged in any daily chores. Wide skirt reaches the ankle and does not “sweep” the floor, does not limit the step and emphasizes feminine silhouette.
In ancient times not only clothes served to cover the body, protect from the weather and express social status, but also it served as a magical cover and talisman. Therefore, the ancient Scandinavians carefully decorated their costumes with lacing, embroidery and special decorative seams. It was especially important to “protect” all open sections - the hem, sleeves and collar - because it was believed that through these “gates” evil spirit could penetrate a person.
We paid special attention to this issue in our design. The neck and the sleeves are trimmed with a contrasting linen tunic and narrow trim with traditional Scandinavian ornament. Hem is also decorated with two rows of trim (specially designed for this costume), contrasting fabrics, woolen cord matching the trim and jute cord matching the ornament on the trim.
All these details and accents will make your character expressive and unique and will make you feel a dozen centuries younger.
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- 100% linen
- Exclusive trim
- Woolen cord (1 cm width)
- Jute cord
- T-shape silhouette
- Skirt with four additional gussets
- Contrasting trim on the collar, sleeves and hem
- Two types of complementary trim
- Woolen cord
- Dyed jute cord
This item is part of the “Shieldmaiden ” collectionView collection