We have compiled an article on the most common fabric materials during the Viking and early Middle Ages in Northern Europe. Most commonly found were wool and linen fabrics, but fabrics of hemp, nettle and silk are also found. The cotton begins to move from India to Europe in the late Middle Ages.

Below is an instruction on how to erect a pavilion. The description is based on our pavilions, but certainly works on others of about the same type.

Malin Berglund Has written an excellent article on coloring from the 600s to the 1600s. Many thanks to Malin Berglund / Felicitas Schwarzenbergin for contributing the text! Malin's blog which previously has many other interesting articles you can find here; http://bippimalin.livejournal.com/14083.html

Landauerschen Stiftungsbuch Nürnberg Stadtbibliothek, c. 1500.


The art of dyeing fabrics has many thousands of years on its neck. Already in the Old Testament it is mentioned blue, purple and scarlet red, most likely with regard to the colors obtained from two different shells in the Mediterranean and the kermel shell.

Despite modern fantasies that people wore "unpainted" clothes, even as very poor people could get a little different shades on their fabrics, mainly yellow and yellow-brown. It is rather with the color strength that you indicate social differences because the stronger the color you have, the more of the product has gone to color and the more expensive the finished material becomes.

Here is our instruction on how to erect a circular pavilion. The instruction is in many parts the same as when traveling a square, but a couple of things separate some. Please read both intrusions.

In Scandinavia, the Iron Age is ended by the Viking Age. Then the early Middle Ages take over. The Middle Ages begin with the introduction of Christianity around 1050-1100 AD. Of course, the shift from the Viking Age to the Middle Ages cannot be entirely timed to a certain year. Several aspects of the Viking era continue to well into the 12th century. Some traditions were even more resilient and, for example, runic inscriptions have been used in the valleys until the 19th century.

Bildsten Tängelgårda ca år 700-800

It can get very "crazy" when putting together a complete suit. If, for example, both upper and lower parts are Viking times, should these not be combined with a cap belonging to the 1300s?

That's why we have put together a little guide here about which of our clothes fit into the Viking-era men's suit.

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fecamppsalter1180är man sätter ihop en komplett dräkt är det viktigt att man försöker välja delar som passar bra tillsammans. I den här artikeln sammanfattar vi vilka av våra plagg som passar in på den medeltida mansdräkten. Tidsperioden vi pratar om är högmedeltid, dvs ca år 1100 - 1350
Alla kompletta dräkter bör sammanställas enligt följande modell: