The is probably the best preserved garment amongst the finds from the
late 14th century Herjolfsnes. It likely belonged to a woman about
30-40 of age, 150 cm tall. Due to her kyphoscoliosis, she was a bit
hunched-up, and as a result stood another 5 cm shorter.
Triangular gores were inserted into the front and back pieces. The
sidegores were made from 1 piece of fabric that has been extended down
to the armpit with additional pieces, and divided in the middle by a
false seam. The garment was patched on the chest. Short sleeves had
one inserted gore on the base in the back.
Based on: Meddelelser om Gronland, Buried Norsemen at
Herjolfsnes; Dr.phil. Poul Norlund; Copenhagen 1924; C.A.Reitzel