Linen Dress “Ingrid the Hearthkeeper”
Natural flax-linen tunic with unique trim. Traditional T-shape linen tunic decorated with contrasting trim, exclusive braid and dyed hemp cord. Ancient costume silhouettes of northern soldiers and lady warriors did not differ much. However, we tried to accentuate the beauty of the female figure, as much as viking clothing allows it with its free and floating cut.
Quite spacious at the biceps and narrowed to the wrist, sleeves make it possible to be engaged in any daily chores. Wide skirt reaches the ankle and does not “sweep” the floor, does not limit the step and emphasizes feminine silhouette.
In ancient times not only clothes served to cover the body, protect from the weather and express social status, but also it served as a magical cover and talisman. Therefore, the ancient Scandinavians carefully decorated their costumes with lacing, embroidery and special decorative seams. It was especially important to “protect” all open sections - the hem, sleeves and collar - because it was believed that through these “gates” evil spirit could penetrate a person.
We paid special attention to this issue in our design. The neck and the sleeves are trimmed with a contrasting linen and narrow trim with traditional Scandinavian ornament. Bottom is also decorated with two rows of trim, specially designed for this costume, contrasting fabrics and dyed jute cord.
All these details and accents will make your character expressive and unique and will make you feel a dozen centuries younger.Size Chart