On 04/18/2013 02:13 PM, ElleD wrote:
> Greetings to all,
> My name is Elspeth Elphinstone o' DunRobin and I am a new SCA member
interested in authenticity as much as possible.
> I am seeking help for another member of my barony who posted on our
group this morning urgently needing help with clothing for her Viking
> I've included part of her missive below. Please respond if you are
able to help, and I will forward your answers to her.
> "When I joined the SCA, I already harboured a fondness for Norse
culture and to discover they have fantastic garb...choice made! I
researched a bit and decided ninth-century Eastern Scandinavian,
possibly Swedish, was the way to go. This is where I got stuck. I'm
having a difficult time finding information on specific clothing cuts
from that period, much of what I've found is contradictory (even from
people who appear to have done a great deal of research). Obviously, a
great many styles can be present in an era, I'd just like some examples
of typical garments and clothing treatments. It's around this time
garments become more tailored and I'd like to go this route (I shall not
deny vanity's part). I know the styles of Scandinavian clothing I like,
but I'd like to be reasonably accurate and not just a mish-mash of
places and times. I have reached the place where if I can find an
intersection of my garb choices, I'll pick that place and time." [snip]
Elspeth--if your friend wants to try to make a decision as to her garb
based upon the archaeological research, these articles provide a good
summary of the material--including material that is not available in
Good luck to you and your friend!
"Remember that time is money."