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Winter Viking girl by VendelRus Winter Viking girl by VendelRus
This is a pic of my ex wife Kerstin in her new outfit.
Details are mostly Gotlandic. Her under garment is a line kirtle with white and red linen tablet braids. On top of that she is wearing a woolen herribone patterned dress and a diamond patterned woolen apron dress with woolen brown/green/white tablet braids. On her head she is wearing a woolen naalbinding cap. Jewelry and knife is for the most part of Goltandic origin.

I will post some close ups later on.
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:iconbobswin:
bobswin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Great photo! You wonder why the men ever left home ... :D
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BottleOfHell Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Wow, this is lovely.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
I'll be sure to tell her :)
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Lyckeliv Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Ååh, jag älskar verkligen din frus hängselklänning förklädesklänning!! vet du om man kan köpa samma sort någonstans? Eller om din fru någon gång får lust att sälja denna, då är jag mycket intresserad *+*+***

välsignelser, Lyckeliv
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Exfru :) I litteraturen kallas dom för hängselkjol eller ibland hängselklänning. Den typen av klänningar är ganska enkla att sy så du borde kunna göra det själv eller be någon bekant om hjälp. Det finns massor av mönster att hitta på nätet om du googlar. Jag tror dessvärre att Kerstin (exfru), precis som jag, inte gärna säljer sina kläder och helst håller pengar utanför intresset :)

Lycka till!
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Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Beautiful!!! :love: :love: :love:
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Both my ex and her costume are rare beauties :)
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:iconjim-from-hell:
Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
:ahoy:
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:iconiglybo:
Iglybo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Excellent. :D
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you. I'll be sure to let her know :)
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
:D
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Pukahuna Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Very nice costume and photography :)
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you very much. I'l tell her you though so :)
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deer-o Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Photographer
oh what a lovely costume *.* the girl is also nice :-) and the whole winter mood here.
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Thank you very much :)
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onthethruway Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
This is awesome and she is beautiful.  Thanks for sharing.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
:)
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Ahhh, how lovely!
Wonderful costume. Ahhhh, wool is :heart:.
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
My wife will be happy to hear it =)
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
awww she looks also so lovely and got such a wonderfull smile!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
She has a great smile but can also be very angry if provoked. I've heard the hardness of the viking wives will grow smoother with age. I'm looking forward to retirement =)
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
hahahaha, I don't think they lost their heart, I'm also a viking woman ( I just don't submit so much pix of me here) and I also can be very angry hehe but just a real viking woman knows how to love hehehe
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
You're right. It's true =)
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Another fine work from you. :D
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Oh...all I can take credit for here is the picture. The rest is the work of my wonderful wife =)
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SeeThirty Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
She looks warm in that. :D Great costume.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I'll be sure to tell her =)
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bluebluefeather Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Oooooh it must be so cold in those shoes in the snow... *shivers*
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
She has a sturdy pair of naalbiding socks so she is fine as long as she does not get wet.
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Akaihyo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Lovely work.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I'll be sure to tell her =)

Thanx!
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KarithMorana Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great outfit, beautiful, earthy colors and super earnest smile :)
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
She'll be glad to hear it =)
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walkelsass Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice lovely smile. The outfit looks good to me.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thanx friend =)
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SheriffofNottingham Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Nice photo! What knife is that she's wearing?
Best regards
ShofNott
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Thank you!

She is wearing a knife she made herself (to be exact she did all but the knife. She did not forge the blade but made the sheath and the handle). It is based on a find from Gotland. The original was probably a tiny bit smaller.
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CustomCookie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
What are the beads made of? In the olden days they would have come from around half the planet, where are they from today?
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
These beads are made from glass and ceramics. I do not know where these beads are made. During the iron age glass beads were made localy here in Sweden.
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CustomCookie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Were they made in a few workshops or was it widespread? Also, what is the date that they started making them? And, if the skilled labour was at first imported, as well as who controlled the distribution.

I have read somewhere that it was a status symbol to get the beads from afar. Byzantium was famous for the glass blowing. In the early middle ages objects were made in Byzantium to suit the 'barbarian' tastes along with the clasps, belts - they had both soldiers from various tribes AND they often payed tribute to other tribes. And there was a Viking guard in Constantinople up until the XI century (though, I would have to check who exactly was in it, I know only of Harald Hardrada).
One bead was found in England from early middle ages in a Saxon village that was done in milleflori tehnique! The archaeologists concluded that it came from mediteranean. It came all the way west, but we don't know through which way - pillage, trade, pilgrimage...
Etc. it would be fascinating to see where exactly beads came from and what was the trade scope, chanells of communication etc.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Certainly you are right. Lots of bead were imported, both from the east and the south. We know for a fact that beads (such as millefiori beads) were made localy in Scandinavia in places like Bika, Goltand and Haithabu. Whether these beads were made by local craftsmen or by imported foreign artists is hard to know. Beads made from amber were most likely made localy by local craftmen and from local material. Glass were both imported, recyled and produced localy. It seems like the scandinavians did not master the technique to make transparent glass very well so such material would most likely have been imported.

It is really hard to trace a specific type of glass bead to a certain region as the glass was recycled and the style and looks of the beads seems to be the same in different regions although very far apart.

Anyway, it is a really fascinating subject.
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CustomCookie Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I'm studying Everyday life in Byzantium right now and the trade routes of glass, silk, wheat, amber, spices, salt... are so very fascinating to me at the moment.
:)
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Cool! It's a great subject area with lots more researche to be done.
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VickitoriaEmbroidery Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic!! What a brilliant outfit!! So detailed!
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
I'll be sure to tell her =)
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
lovely!!!
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thank you =)
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metehansirin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for living us the old times!:) it is a great photo!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Thank you =) Your comment warms =)
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Flameshadow117 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! She is so beautiful, and the outfit is amazing!! Um... I'm trying to design a Viking character for a roleplay game, would you mind if I used some of your photos for ideas/reference? :D^^;
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