Hood, Coppergate (Jorvik)

Hood is made of a rectangle of cloth with a rounded seam over the crown of the head. Made to the measurements of the original, it is long enough to fall to the shoulder, covering the head and neck. This type of headgear was equipped with ties which could be secured under the chin or behind the head to hold the hair back.

The original hood is made of silk tabby woven cloth with linen ties. It was recovered from the Viking finds at Jorvík (Viking York) and are described in  'Textiles, Cordage and Raw Fibre from 16-22 Coppergate' by Penelope Walton (Council for British Archaeology, London, England 1989). The original is displayed at the York Archaeological Trust (YORYM: 1980.7.8129).

This product has been developed in consultation with the Authenticity Officers for Regia Anglorum in the US and UK, as well as the Authenticity Officers for the Vikings UK and NA. Although it is policy for both groups to avoid giving blanket endorsements to vendors, this garment conforms to current Regia Anglorum and Vikings kit standards.

Available in these fabrics:
Silk, blue/grey herrinbone limited edition fabric) 
Silk, natural unbleached, tabby weave
Silk, pale sage/natural, tabby weave


All hoods have a hand plyed string tie cord and have no visible machine stitching.

(The limited edition fabric pictured is no longer available)



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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 October, 2008.