Norse Man

How did Viking Age people really look?

Hurstwic - As with many aspects of Viking-age material culture, our knowledge of Viking era clothing is fragmentary. The Viking people left few images .

Head into battle dressed like Lagertha, the fierce shield-maiden and former wife to King Ragnar on the TV show Vikings.

Dress Like Lagertha

Head into battle dressed like Lagertha, the fierce shield-maiden and former wife to King Ragnar on the TV show Vikings.

From the blog of Nille Glæsel, one of the goddesses of Viking costuming.  She's a Dane who now lives in Lofoten (Norway).

Inspiration - Shorter, mid-thigh length tunics with simple rectangular cloaks. (They're literally just a rectangle of heavy wool that's pinned over one shoulder.

The Warrior Shield Maiden Lagertha

The Warrior Shield Maiden Lagertha.<< Female armor that I can *tolerate.* Protective, lightweight and feminine.

These Rus style coats are becoming increasingly popular now that we're finding more evidence. Vikings were flamboyant folks.

This is me in front of a fifteen century building at Disagården in Uppsala. I'm vering my usual swedish/rus trader outfit.

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