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Herjolfsnes no.73

This hood from late 14th century was found in such a bad condition that it was impossible to preserve, but a pattern was made from the remains of its one half before it entirely deteriorated. The hood appeared to be sewn from 2 similar parts. The preserved half was further divided into 2 by a horizontal seam, probably as a result of mending or to save fabric at the time of sewing. This seam is not shown on the picture, because it has no effect on the outlook of the garment. Each half had a triangular insertion in the lower part to go over the shoulders. The hood was made for a person with a head circumference of at most 40 cm (very small).

 

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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 - Hoods, part 1
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