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Thoughts on aprons for Viking ladies

Viking costume based on Eura finds (which weren't probably viking.) by Deborah Lane, suggesting that a folded panel might have been worn as an "apron" over the "apron dress" by Viking women.

Viking women outfit open aprondress Costumes personnels - la malle aux aiguilles

love the short sleeve overdress. Make underdress out of jersey, overdress out of fleece/light wool?

Maja Satz viking dress, from Sysidan

Maja Satz viking dress, from Sysidan - It says it's a viking style dress, but I would totally wear this.

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Here are a few educational links to the primary research, inspired by this image: http://urd.priv.no/viking/smokkr.html, http://www.darkcompany.ca/beads/beads.php, http://www.medieval-baltic.us/vikbuckle.html,http://medieval-baltic.us/bau-loops.pdf

Apron-dress with acanthus-leaf embroidery around upper edge. From the group Heidruns Mannen

Viking woman's head covering options, including which burials each example is associated with.

Viking Age head-coverings

Viking Age head-coverings: Styled Hair Knotted Scarf Draped Scarf Headband Cap Headband and Scarf

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How did Viking Age people really look?

Hurstwic - As with many aspects of Viking-age material culture, our knowledge of Viking era clothing is fragmentary. The Viking people left few images .

Viking woman's apron dress- you can see the front piece is a separate piece although the coloration is a bit strange since the separate front piece blends in with the underdress a lot. Also the wrap around piece of the apron dress is hanging a lot straighter than other ones I have seen, perhaps that is due to it being very full at the bottom?

Viking Woman´s Apron Dress - red / blue

Viking dress, shown on russian website. The ochre colour of the apron dress is probably very realistc for the period, whilst blue was rather expensive, as it was achieved by using indigo, which came, via arab traders, all the way from India. Thus blue was usually the colour of the nobility. But then, that is most likely the case with this garb, as the awesome tortoise brooches, and silver beads, make her a highborn, or rich, lady! Заявка на Русборг-2015

Viking dress, shown on russian website. The ochre colour of the apron dress is…

viking embroidery - Google Search

Viking apron dress with tablet woven straps integrated with the trim around the…

Viking reenactress, Wolin. That object in her left hand looks like a salt container, made from bone, though it could be a needle case as well, both looked very similar. https://www.flickr.com/photos/elamichalec/sets/72157624565884953

That object in her left hand looks like a salt container, made from bone.

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