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10th-11th c. Early Medieval/ Viking Hoods

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  • Based on period sources, using authentic lines
  • No visible machine stitching
  • Made in 100% Linen
  • Available in a muted palette appropriate for the dyes commonly used in period
  • Also see our Viking Full Wardrobe
  • Linen Colors: Oatmeal, Dark Brown, Slate Blue, Sage Green, Burgundy and White
  • Wool Colors vary by availability, see drop down menu above
  • One size fits most
  • Price: $19.95
Our Slate Blue Linen Apron Dress worn with our Linen Kirtle in Oatmeal and Viking Hood in white

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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Four views of our Viking Hood in white

Dear folks at Revival Clothing
Awesome! I received my shipment today...on my birthday!  Took less than 3 days...thank you. I'm very happy, I love everything.  Now I'm ready for the Selohar gatherings.  Now I must buy more.
Todd Sullivan
Sandy Creek, NY


 From Left:
-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 Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.


Linen colors: Dark Brown, Oatmeal, Sage, Slate Blue and Burgundy


Dark Brown -a darker chocolate brown
Oatmeal -a natural color similar to the color of undyed fabric
Sage -a lighter green in the olive family
Slate Blue -a soft medium blue
Burgundy -a deep burgundy red


Wool colors: Charcoal, Burgundy, Olive, Brown Tweed, Black, Oatmeal, Burgundy Tweed, and Medium Blue

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