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This hood, found on the island Orkney and dated to year 250-615, is similar to roman cucullus, and is considered to be a part of a viking dress. The lower edge is decorated with tightly braided ropes approximately 0.5 cm thick and 30-35 cm long, about 8-10 ropes per 1 cm. The hood was found minimally damaged in 1867. The scale is not exact.


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Based on: Some Clothing of the Middle Ages - Hoods - Orkney Hood; I. Marc Carlson; 1996 and informations from

Patterns of extant garments - Hoods, part 1
Copyright Martina a Martin Hřibovi 2006