Hood, Jorvik (Coppergate)

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 to secure it under the chin. Surviving examples are in silk tabby woven cloth, with linen ties.

Examples of this type of hood have been 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).

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, woad/ivory, large 2/2 herrinbone twill (pictured, limited edition fabric) 
Silk, natural unbleached, tabby weave
Linen, cream, small 2/2 herringbone twill (thinner fabric)
Linen, cream, large 2/2 herringbone twill (thicker fabric, limited edition fabric)

All hoods have a hand plyed linen string tie cord.


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