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Viking Tunic, Viborg Reconstruction, natural-coloured
The look and cut of this tunic are based on an archaeological find dating back to the 11th century. In 1984, a bundle of plain weave fabric was discovered during excavations in Viborg, Denmark. As it turned out, the bundle was composed of individual fragments that could be reassembled into a tunic. Only the back and the sleeves were not completely preserved, which thus leaves a little room for interpretation.
The tunic has a very elaborate and unique cut for the time. The upper torso (front and back) consists of two layers and features a rectangular piece of material from which diagonal seams lead away. The neckline has two slits that are closed by means of tie bands. The sleeve head is cut straight and fitted with an additional gusset (triangular piece of fabric) in the armpit area. The sleeve is composed of three panel pieces and tapers towards the cuff. The side seams are slit, with the rear part reaching a few centimeters over the front and covering the upper part of the slits.
Our cotton tunic is a unique reconstruction of the medieval Viborg tunic. We have attached particular importance to the correct positioning of the panel seams, the finishing details and the right proportions. For aesthetic reasons, we have slightly extended the overall length of the body and sleeves to have a Viking tunic with full-length sleeves and a hem that hits at mid to lower thigh. The elaborate tunic we offer here is equally suited as an outer garment or undergarment. The 100% cotton fabric is quite sturdy and double-layered at upper torso level.
This tunic is the perfect garment for the portrayal of Norsemen. For an authentic look, we recommend you to combine it with a belt, winningas (leg wraps) and Rus pants.
- Available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
- Colour: natural (also available: dark blue, green)
- Material: 100% cotton
- Length overall size L: approx. 100 cm (measured from the centre back neck down to the bottom hem)
- Care instructions: Machine wash at 40°C, gentle cycle, do not tumble dry
|Size Chart - Men - Tunic|
How to find the right size:
- To take your body measurements correctly in order to determine you clothing size, please always wrap the measuring tape horizontally around your body at the fullest part.
- For tops, sizes are based on your chest circumference.
- If you happen to fall between two sizes, we recommend that you go up a size.
- Ease is included in the pattern and reflected in the finished measurements.
Delivery includes the tunic only! The other items pictured above are available separately in our online shop.
As authentic as possible, as modern as necessary!
This Viking tunic is part of Battle-Merchant's line of period clothing and medieval garments for men, women and children. From the first sketch to the last stitch, this garment was planned, designed and handcrafted with particular attention to detail. Our clothes are modeled (sometimes accurately, sometimes less so) on historical examples, grave finds and original museum pieces where they exist. We always endeavour to keep the necessary adjustments to today's standards, e.g. in terms of size and manufacturing process, to a minimum. Just see for yourself!
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