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Yellow Viking tunic by zorm Yellow Viking tunic by zorm
Embroidery patterns should for the most part correspond to those found in Finland and East Baltic regions during the late Iron Age. The tunic has been cut along the standard kirtle pattern, albeit without the frontal and back gores.

About 60% of the tunic's details are hand-embroidered (DMC and silk thread). The blue Rus-style kaftan is a work-in-progress garment (so far this is 100% hand-stitched and embroidered).

I've allowed myself some creative leeway here and there, but this is what I'd imagine a Finnic-Varangian merchant might've looked like in the 10th or 11th century.


Photos taken in -15C frost, so that required an extra woolen layer to go underneath the whole ensemble, but generally speaking these are quite warm.
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ChronoGandit Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017   Photographer
Splendid in every way.
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chasmyn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is freaking amazing. Beautifully done. I bow to your mad skillz.
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Cnids Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm actually having trouble getting over how awesome this is.
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Naito-Mitsukai Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
o.O There are simply no words for how incredible this is!
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deviant-vanku Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
It seems more Saami than Viking. Is the costume influenced by Saami clothes?
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AndEng24 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
This is just... decadently beautiful, gorgeously embroidered and just... *sigh*
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sirenirocco Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Epic! Love the embroidery.
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gozer87 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Spiffy!
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NatteRavnen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a rich and beautiful design ^o^
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Flashgriffin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very, very nice!
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
I really like that you payed attention to historically accurate fashions
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
you're welcome
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meagwen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Fabulous work! Not just the embroidery, but the drape of the fabric, the belt, the wrappings on the legs.... Excellent!
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Has taken sheer ages to put the ensemble together, too, not to mention all the hunting for materials. It's amazing how difficult it can be to find a few meters of fabric with the right colors and texture.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional
This is exquisite
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Deryllithe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Ihan törkeän hienoa jälkeä, tuosta saisi kuka tahansa olla ylpeä. On kyllä hatunnoston arvoinen suoritus.
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zorm Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Kiitosta. :D
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AkuDemyfan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Todella hyvin tehty. Upea viikinki vaatetus. =D

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...Over and out...
AkuDemyfan
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Garvals Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   Digital Artist
You look very great! :)
+ love your weapon
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sighthoundlady Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, impressive! I can't imagine how much time this must have taken!
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Lady-Twatterby Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
That is just amazing. Must have taken such a long time!
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Aivan älyttömän mahtavaa jälkeä! Todella vaikuttava puku!
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Kiitti. :) Mennytkin kyllä puolisen vuotta tuon kaftaanin ja paidan teossa.
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krazzydragon33 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
Very cool :O!!
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Squeak-Plomeek Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
This looks incredible!!!
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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BrennaRaven Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
This is absolutely stunning, the details alone are mind blowing!
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Qlockwork Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Man, that's awesome. And the embroiderement is so detailed ... Really nice work here. It looks great! Is the knife some kind of replica from the knives from that time too?
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^

Yup, the accessories are reproductions of items from the relevant period. The knife's called a broken-back seax and it was common in the Anglo-Saxon world of the Viking age.
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Qlockwork Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I see. It's a really pretty knife too. c:
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goddesstears Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow that is so awesome! :D Really incredible! ^_^
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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DigiGirlMimi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail on this is amazing! How long did it take to hand embroider all of that?
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zorm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Hmm...I started the tunic sometime in the late July, but worked on it sporadically, often with breaks of several weeks in-between, so I'm not sure about the hours. The designs in the back aren't exactly fully finished, so I might pick it up again and add some more decoration when the inspiration strikes.
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mailea-analia Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Your dress is EPIC!
Just stunned and speechless!
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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HoofFoot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hngggh, so jealous. Just had to stare at this for five minutes before commenting. D:<
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:iconzorm:
zorm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Aika monta kertaa mokoman rätin viskasin takaisin naulakkoon, kun ei pinna enää vetänyt solmuun meneviä lankoja ja neulanpistoja sormissa. ;) Hirveästi kärsivällisyyttä nää vaatii, suunnittelua aika vähän siihen kitkuttavan hitaaseen väkertämiseen verrattuna. xD
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HoofFoot Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiukan arvelinkin. xD
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