Thursday, May 8, 2014

A True Viking Queen Outfit

This Viking Garment is what a Lady Earl, Karl or Queen would wear. 
Fine wool, fine linen and beautifully hand embroidered motifs. 
The "turtle" broaches were made of silver and gold or find bronze.  In the middle would be her wealth of glass beads, sliver and gold coins, silver or bronze ornaments and amber. Each Lady would have a small knife, scissors and other "Lady items" that would be items of status. 
Behind her are beautifully crafted leather shoes. 
Yes, the Viking loved color! 
Each woman had three layers of garments of on to keep warm. 
Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland were COLD!

This is compared, poorly----

This is what a thrall aka a slave would wear. 

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