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Herjolfsnes no.38

Womens version of Herjolfsnes find no.41, late 14th century Greenland. Although his garment is a bit better fitted, and the upper body was shaped by darts, this dress was not tight, as it was 94 cm in waist. A short woman, maximum 147 cm or more like 140 cm in height, 25-30 years of age was buried in it. The side gores were composed of 2 pieces of fabric, each having a false seam in the middle, to make appearance of 4 pieces which looked almost identical. Pocket slits were made approximately at the waist line.


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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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