Gown, Early Medieval, 10th-13th Century, Linen

We've based the cut of this gown on a number of extant garments from the 11th-13th C. which share similar patterning details, specifically, the Skjoldehamn kirtle (1000-1210), Kragelund man's kirtle (1045-1155) and the shirt of St. Louis of France (circa 1250, Notre Dame).

The cut of this garment falls into the Nockert Type 2 typology. The body is a generously sized "A" shape, flaring from the point of the shoulder to hem. The bottom width is increased with gores inserted from waist to hem. The sleeves are tapered to the wrist, and have a square gusset under the arm for freedom of movement. The neckline is round and finished with a self-fabric facing. Sizing allows for floor length on most women and above ankle length on most men.

A well documented, generic early medieval style, this gown is appropriate for the period 900-1300. This cut is recommended by Regia Anglorum and the Vikings for Anglo Saxon and Norman portrayals. It may be worn alone or layered with other garments.

Our models are wearing Dusty purple (her) and Nettle (him)

No visible machine stitching.

Pure Linen.

This is a unisex garment.  Please use the following sizing when placing your order: 

  • Small - Chest measures 40", and is 56" from shoulder to hem.
  • Medium - Chest measures 44", and is 58" from shoulder to hem.
  • Large - Chest measures 48", and is 60" from shoulder to hem.
  • X-Large - Chest measures 52" and is 62" from shoulder to hem.
  • XX-Large - Chest measures 56" and is 62" from shoulder to hem.


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  • Model: BSD-G04L
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.