Viking Cloak, high quality wool all hand sewn. A choice of wool & plus fur.
This cloak is all hand stitched with linen thread.
The wool's are a beautiful Donegal herringbone brown tones and a dark brown pure wool herringbone smaller weave pattern.
Creating a warm unique high quality wool cloak.
This is an heirloom unique quality cloak.
Please note : this cloak is not over heavy, I use different weights of pure wool fabric to create a very wearable weight cloak.
The neck has been trimmed with a beautiful lush vintage fox fur. All furs are vintage or alternative quality faux fur .
A cloak of quality all hand stitched in Irish linen. .
Size 40 inch X 71 inch.
( 1800 mm x 1000 mm )
A unique Cloak magical creation for you.
Please contact me if you would like unique details.
hand sewn on to the collar area, or side panels. I can send you photos of some stunning wool tablet weaves to decorate the cloak.
" 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,
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
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Made to order please do not hesitate to ask if you require a specific size. Items are hand crafted with love ❤️
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 ❤️