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Herjolfsnes no.33

This loose men's dress or tunic, which was put on through the head, was found in Herjolfsnes already in 1840. At that time the garment was not correctly reconstructed and as such figured in literature as an important representation of old Norwegian culture. Newer reconstructions showed that this garment is not that important. The pattern is quite simple, with 2 gores on left and right sides in addition to the main straight pieces for the front and back. The cut of the sleeve in the back is so shallow, it is almost not curved at all. The piece is dated to the 14th century.


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Based on: Meddelelser om Gronland, Buried Norsemen at Herjolfsnes; Dr.phil. Poul Norlund; Copenhagen 1924; C.A.Reitzel


Patterns of extant garments - Undergowns, part 1
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