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Herjolfsnes no.66

This second type of hood, dated to the end of 14th century, was found in a bad condition, wrapped around a leg of a skeleton, during excavations in Greenland. The person who wore it, was 173 cm tall. The hood was sewn from 2 symmetric parts that were cut width-wise from a 60 cm-wide piece of fabric. Fabric leftovers were used in front on the chest and on the top to extend the liripipe to 50 cm long. The hood is for a head with circumference of 57 cm. Some liripipes of that time were actually much longer, up to 90 cm.


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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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