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, "oriffraffo" <oriffraffo@...>
> Looking to see how many Viking houses we have out there.
Well, I wouldn't say we are strictly a Viking household, but we have a
Norse name and a lot of members are Vikings, and we certainly feast like
Vikings! I know several of the ladies in the group are switching to
Vikings because of the style of garb (it's comfy, fairly simple in
design and historically veils aren't required, although some wear a type
of coif). While the construction of the garb isn't complicated, the
gals can wear quite a bit of decorative jewelry and hang more stuff from
their belts. The guys and gals both have woven trim. Guys usually jazz
up their garb by hanging stuff from their belts like drinking horns,
knives, pouches, and such. The Hurstwic link has some great pictures of
garb and card woven bands. Several people in the group are card
weavers and make the woven trim for garb.
It gets pretty cold up here, in the 40's at night already, so garb that
is loose, woolen and in layers is a plus. It's also cooler in the summer
since it isn't clinging tight to your body.
We're located in Upper Michigan, on the southern shore of Lake Superior.
> is my groups
yahoo link, we also have a homepage, Skerjastrond
> . We meet pretty much
The Viking Answer Lady
> is an excellent
resource to start at.
has this article on Norse clothing with some really fantastic pictures
of both men and women.
This website has a great article about making a Viking woman's garb
> . I don't have really good
info on mens garb, but could dig it up if asked :)
since I am researching a Viking persona right now, I have a ton of info
on names, etc. Anyone feel free to email me privately and I will be
happy to send my resources to you. I am leaving for the U.P. state fair
today and will be gone for the next few days, so it will take me into
next week to respond.
In service, Lisa (who is still researching a name)
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