Viking Age Skjoldehamn hood in a variety of Colors in a Beautiful Diamond twill weave.
A great addition to every viking reenactors kit as well as any wardrobe for those who want to bring some viking flare into everyday wear with this practical piece can can be layered with most anything.
Discovered in 1936 in a bog near Skjoldehamn (skjolde Harbour) in Andøya in northern Norway, On a Body including layered tunics, belt , trousers, leg wraps, sock, shoes and of course the famous hood. The find was initially thought to be much more recent , 18th or 19th century, but after having been studied and dated multiple times since has been determined through carbon-dating in 2009 to be from 1050-1090 AD, placing it securely in the Viking Age.
These Hoods will insure you stay dry, warm and comfortable thanks to viking age ingenuity, as we stayed as true to the original as possible, and the natural benefits of wool.
It will surely meet all your needs through your reenactment journey.
In Fljótsdæla saga ( a region in Iceland ) from the late viking age , Sveinungr Demanded a young boy at his farm to head out and gather in the sheep. The boy insisted on bringing his hood and gloves before leaving, but Sveinungr shamed him into leaving immediately. Sveinungr wanted the boy to be spotted and mistaken for Gunnarr, a man who was being pursued and who had been taken into Sveinung's protection.
All of the garb offered here is the result of a Collaboration with NorneWoven, that we have worked toward for years. We've tirelessly studied historical finds as well as embroideries, jewelry pieces, stone carvings, sagas and more to ensure we offer garb that is as close to what the people of the viking age wore as we possibly can.
Every aspect of these pieces are a result of deep respect for the old ways, passion for history and crafting.
continuing to dig our roots deeper, branching out to grow.
-Solid as the mighty yggdrasil.
$90.00 – $95.00
Gorgeous! Absolutely lovely! Thank you so very much. 🙂
I’m 6 feet tall and about 180 pounds, and the medium fits just right. The wool is beautiful, and the box had some cloves thrown in to make the package smell nice. I’m very happy with the quality of this hood.
Beautiful hood, fits great and is warm and comfortable. Arrived very quickly. Quick and excellent communication from the seller. Thank you!
Love the hood, its the perfect size! The diamond twill pattern is really cool.
Stephen Van Dorn
It's amazing. I got the large size, and it's amazing. The wool is soft, thick, and not scratchy. And it's amazing. It does match the description, but the fabric itself is a bit more of a reddish brown than the photos, so if you're looking for burgundy or maroon, this isn't the right piece for you. But it's amazing. Get it.
Outstanding! I’m glad I got the medium size. I’m 5’11” with fairly broad shoulders, and the medium hood fits me comfortably baggy. The diamond pattern in the wool really sets this hood apart. The wool is less scratchy than many wool products; feels fine against the skin. With the hood down, it’s like wearing a cozy scarf. And shipping was super fast. Two thumbs up!
A great addition to my outfit for Renaissance. Great quality. The smell of it also gave me a feeling of a different century.
Love the color and quality. Fits as advertised. Keeps you warm on cold nights!