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10th- 11th c. Early Medieval/ Viking Wool Cap

Wool Viking Cap 6 panel hat
Price:: $19.95

 

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  • Based on period sources, using authentic lines
  • cap has a 6 panel design like existing examples
  • Affordable price makes it ideal for a new reenactor dressing up an existing wardrobe
  • Available in 100% wool
  • One size fits most
  • All interior seams finished
  • Also see our Clearance Sale Viking Hat colors
  • Price: $19.95
Our Wool Viking Cap in charcoal worn with a Viking Tunic in Burgundy

About our Men's Viking Cap

Our Wool Viking Cap is a perfect accessory for any early period or viking persona. Our Cap is designed using a simple 6 panel style that has been documented since the early iron age. There are several surviving examples of this style of hat from bogs in Denmark and Germany. In artwork it is featured on carvings such as the Oseberg wagon and on Gotland picture stones. It is even referenced in the Kjalnesinga saga. This simple but unique hat is made of 100% wool in a variety of colors to coordinate with your viking ensemble. One size fits most.


About our Viking Age / Early Medieval Line

"AD. 793. This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the firmament. These tremendous tokens were soon followed by a great famine: and not long after, on the sixth day before the ides of January in the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island (Lindisfarne), by rapine and slaughter." - The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

In the late 8th century, Scandinavian sea-pirates sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne, heralding in the so-called Viking Age, a term applied to the eighth through eleventh centuries, in which Norsemen traders and raiders, explored Europe, and settled in Normandy, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, and Vinland. To the east, they set themselves up as the rulers of Russian Kiev, pressed into Anatolia and took service as the famed Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Emperors.

Our new Viking Age product line will be continuously growing with representations of the fashions of the Norse, Anglo-Saxons and Normans civilizations of this period. Regardless of which of these cultures one portrays, there are a number of common truths for Northern European fashion in this period. Linen was the most fabric for clothing, followed by a variety of different weight wools used for overtunics, cloaks and overdresses. Silk, as an extremely rare, luxury fabric, was only used for small trim or accents.

The period leading to the Viking Age was a conservative one, with localized cultures and limited trade. Consequently, many similarities of cut and fit exist between late Roman era Germanic dress and Viking era, Scandinavian clothes, until very late in the period.

Read more about Viking culture in our From the Pen of History article: The Gift of a Shirt

 

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"Finally a pair of reasonably priced, period appropriate shoes!! Footwear is the hardest thing to find when costuming oneself; it can be very frustrating to have to resort to hiking boots or whatever to finish a costume. I was so happy to open the box from revival and find these very cool shoes that will provide a supreme finishing touch to my costume.
By the way, during my presentations to grade four kids, they have asked to see my footwear! Thanks loads!"

- Katy Gillett

"Dear Revival,
I received my apron dress yesterday and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I will certainly be ordering from you again, and referring my friends as well :)  Thank you for a smooth transaction and a wonderful product. Yay!"
-Laurie Magen



Our Linen Apron Dress in Slate Blue worn with our Linen Kirtle in Oatmeal and viking hood(right)

and our Mens Viking Tunic in Dark Brown worn with Viking Pants in Oatmeal and Leg Wraps in Blue Tweed (left)

Our Viking Tunic in Sage worn with our Viking Pants in Slate Blue, Leg Wraps in Olive and Viking Turn Boots

 


-our linen Viking tunic in Brick Red worn with linen Viking Pants in
sage, wool Leg Wraps in brown tweed and Viking turn boots
-our linen Viking tunic in sage worn with linen Viking Pants in slate
blue, wool Leg Wraps in olive and Viking turn boots
-our linen Viking Apron Dress in Brick Red worn with linen Kirtle in
dark brown, Viking hood in white and Viking turn boots
-our linen Viking Apron Dress in oatmeal worn with linen Kirtle in
dark green and Viking turn boots
-our linen Viking Apron Dress in sage worn with linen Kirtle in gold
and Viking turn boots
 

 

Colors and Fabrics 

Note: Due to the difficulty of representing colors accurately on a variety of monitors we've included color descriptions along with our swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

 

Wool Colors


Black/White Tweed, Brown Tweed, Black, Burgundy Tweed, Burnt Orange, Olive, and Medium Blue

 

Size Chart 

 

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Max. Head Measurement
One Size
24"

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