Tunic, Bocksten, Wool, MADE TO ORDER

The tunic is patterned on the clothing worn by the ‘Bocksten Man’,  the remains of a medieval male body found in a bog in Varberg Municipality, Sweden in 1936. It is one of the best-preserved finds in Europe from that era.  In 2006 the find was thoroughly examined and interpreted, and a full scale reconstruction of what the Bocksten man might have looked like in life accompanies the exhibit of the remains.  

The Bocksten man at the Hallands kulturhistoriska museum 

This tunic falls into the "Nockert Type 1" classification, having a tubular torso, and the lower edge is full due to gores inserted into the center front and back. The sleeves are tubular and fabric removed from the wrist to shape the sleeve forms a gusset under the arm for good fit and freedom of movement.

Make a complete 14th C. outfit by wearing with 13th or 14th century braies, chausses and St. Louis shirt and Plain or Dagged Hood.

No visible exterior machine stitching. 

PLEASE NOTE:  In recent years affordable wool blends or reasonable quality have been getting harder to find. On January 1, 2015 we stopped stocking wool garments and shifted to making them to order.  We are now working with a US mill that manufactures their own high quality goods, and stocks dozens of historically appropriate colours.  We're now able to get almost any colour you desire, from palest to darkest shades. Please send us a wish list of your top 3 colour choices in the Order Comments section of the Order Form and we'll let you know what is available. Each garment will be custom made, and we will contact you for your measurements when your order is placed.

Pattern credits
I. Marc Carlson, Used with permission

Historical Accuracy Rating

Starting at: $164.95

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  • Model: BSD-TN03
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 October, 2008.