Viking Age Skjoldehamn hood in pictish green.
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.
Hoods In The Sagas –
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.
$67.50 – $71.25
Perfect for my Viking kit! The blue-green color way is gorgeous, I hope you carry it again in the future so I can buy a matching cloak. The head opening is a little snug, but that keeps the cold from getting into the neck, so it's fine that way.