Viking Cloak Trade Cloak double 100% wool hand sewn ~ ~MADE TO ORDER

$122.87

Shipping to United States: $27.30

I am pleased to offer this service to hand stitch your very own unique high quality wool cloak.
This is an heirloom unique quality cloak.
The cloak is entirely created for you, with selections of fabric and colours to choose from in stock.

A cloak of quality all hand stitched
Double wool fabric. Stitched in linen threads.

Each cloak is unique for you
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" My garments in a field
I gave away
to two wooden men:
heroes they seemed to be,
when they got cloaks:
exposed to insult is a naked man."
From the The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson,

Beautiful Quality Donegal 100 % Wool Tweed outer
Darker central panel 100 % Wool heavy weight Tweed
Size 71 inch long x 40 inch drop
( 1800 mm x 1000 mm )

Stitching all by hand in quality Flax thread

This is made to order
Please for any other requirements
* Tablet weave can be added extra cost
* Fur trim can be added extra coast
Prices on request

History
A trade cloak is noted in the
Grágás (Gray Goose) is a collection of laws created during the period of the Icelandic Commonwealth (930-1262).
The laws of Iceland provide detailed and fascinating insight into the society that produced the Icelandic sagas. Known collectively as Gragas (Greygoose), this great legal code offers a wealth of information about early European legal systems and the society of the Middles Ages. This first translation of Gragas is in two volumes.

A Trade Cloak is noted as worth
Four thumb-ells long
Two thumb-ells broad
Thirteen units across
Early in Icelandic
history, when silver was plentiful but cloth was
scarce, six ells of vaðmál (the standard legal tender
grade of 2/2 twill wool cloth) were worth one eyrir, or
about 24.5 grams of silver (Hoffmann, 195). As the
years went on, this number ballooned to 48 ells before
stabilizing at about 45 ells around the year 1200
(Dennis et al., 21n, 269n). Standard “trade cloaks,”
or vararfeldir, had to measure “four thumb-ells long
and two broad, thirteen tufts across the piece” (Dennis
et al., K § 246, p. 207). That works out to about
205x102 cm; when the cloak was worn, the rows of
locks would hang vertically. At two aurar apiece,
they were originally worth twice as much per ell as
vaðmál.

Shipping from United Kingdom

Processing time

3-4 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sizing details

Made to order please do not hesitate to ask if you require a specific size. Items are hand crafted with love ❤️

Care instructions

All items are crafted in 100% wool rare breed or Icelandic wools. Cherish and cold wash if you ever need to . Wool has its own waterproofing and warmth a treasure sheep grown with love ❤️

Reviews (6)

Average:

As with every order here: Very well made and fast delivery! The fabrics are fantastic too!


Lovely and warm, Unna was very helpful and responsive, highly recommend if you're into viking and medieval culture, ask for a brooch to keep it together though, I made the mistake of not hahaha.


Beautifully made! Warm and comfy :) Unna was very helpful through the whole process and crafted exactly what I was looking for :)


Warm and very pleasing to the eye excellent tablet weave on the cloak boarder.


Love this cloak. Currently using it a a throw on my bed, but ordered a fibula (local Aberdeenshire Etsy seller) for it so that I can wear it. The herringbone weave is one of my favourites, and I have a lot to learn from the very functional hand stitching on that thick wool cloth.


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