[SCA-AE] Question: Need help with Viking aesthetic.
maricelt at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 10:38:13 EDT 2010
I'm working on something new. And I need help with where to look for some
information and I need help developing an 'eye' for what is right. I'm
taking my first foray into Viking. Specifically, 11th century Karelia.
So think Eastern Viking. But general information will help so don't hold
I'm making a dress, a very simple apron dress. My question is with
decoration. I am planning to decorate the seams, and the shoulder straps,
and the top and the bottom openings of the dress with a simple geometric
pattern. (Found one from Karelia (aka Finland)). What I'm wondering is
what is too much. Or is there such a thing in Viking culture?
Resources on clothing decoration, aesthetics, textile finds (I've looked at
the Mammen), and such would be very helpful.
I want to create a piece of clothing that would look appropriate for the
time, luxurious, but appropriate. And I don't feel that I've got the right
Any help, pointing in the right directions etc. very appreciated.
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