Gotland... Vikings gave kittens to their brides, as essential part of the household. Like for the egyptians they were sacret... associated with the goddess Freya... but their real purpose was to keep rodents away from the grain storage!
Would love to re-create the embroidered hemline - blue and white
KING GUTHRUM THORWULFSSON EVERYONE!!! SHOW RESPECT- THIS MAN IS A LIVING LEGEND IN THE REENACTMENT COMMUNITY
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