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.
Hallands kulturhistoriska museum (http://www.lansmuseet.varberg.se/page_look.asp?sidnr=560&t=main&mm=659)
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.
A note on colours: We often use heather, tweedy, or mottled fabrics for our wool tunics. These fabrics may incorporate different coloured threads or specks, or have an interesting patterned weave. All fabrics are carefully chosen to replicate historical fabrics and colours. Please refer to the Fabric Colours, Weaves and Information section for more on the fabrics we use for our clothing.
We will always choose the colour which best complements other items in your order. If you have a specific request regarding colour or weave, please make a note in the Order Comments section of the Order Form. You can also email or call us at 760.789.2299 to discuss your order.
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.
I. Marc Carlson, Used with permission
One Size- fits up to 42-44 inch chest, approx. 38" long
Large - fits up to 52-54 inch chest, approx. 40" long
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 October, 2008.