Viking Tunic - Viborg Reconstruction
Viking Tunic, Viborg Reconstruction
The look and cut of this tunic is based on an archaeological find dating back to the 11th century. In 1984, a bundle of plain weave fabric was discovered during excavations in Viborg, Denmark. The bundle was composed of individual fragments that could be reassembled into a tunic. The back and the sleeves were not completely preserved, but what was there leaves a little room for interpretation.
The tunic has a very elaborate and unique cut for the time. The upper torso (front and back) consists of two layers and features a rectangular piece of material from which diagonal seams lead away. The neckline has two slits that are closed by means of tie bands. The sleeve head is cut straight and fitted with an additional gusset (triangular piece of fabric) in the armpit area. The sleeve is composed of three panel pieces and tapers towards the cuff. The side seams are slit, with the rear part reaching a few centimetres over the front and covering the upper part of the slits.
This cotton tunic is a unique reconstruction of the Medieval Viborg tunic. We have attached particular importance to the correct positioning of the panel seams, the finishing details and the right proportions. For aesthetic reasons, we have slightly extended the overall length of the body and sleeves to have a Viking tunic with full-length sleeves and a hem that hits at mid to lower thigh.
The tunic is equally suited as an outer garment or undergarment. The 100% cotton fabric is quite sturdy and double-layered at upper torso level.
For an authentic look, why not combine it with a belt, winningas (leg wraps) and Rus pants.
Available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
Colours: dark blue, natural-coloured, green)
Material: 100% cotton
Length overall size L: approx. 100 cm
(measured from the centre back neck down to the bottom hem)Care instructions: Machine wash at 40°C, gentle cycle, do not tumble dry
|Chest Circumference CM'S||92||100||108||116||120||138|
How to determine the correct size:
To take your body measurements correctly in order to determine you clothing size, always wrap the measuring tape horizontally around your body at the fullest part. For tops, sizes are based on your chest circumference.
If you happen to fall between two sizes, we recommend that you go up a size.
Ease is included in the pattern and reflected in the finished measurements.