Hangerocs were an essential part of Viking clothing. These garments had what they called 'geren' (fabric wedges), pleats, and variations that overlapped at the front. The hem typically ended around the calf. This clothing served two distinct purposes. While the simple version was worn as an apron to protect clothing, the decorated variation was more of a status symbol, adorned with trims, embroidery, turtle brooches, and fibulae. Historical evidence of this clothing style comes from discoveries in Haithabu and depictions in Birka. This hangeroc is crafted from sturdy canvas (100% cotton), ensuring durability. It boasts a loose fit and is slit on the sides. The hem, straps, and neckline feature contrasting colors. The embroidery on the chest is in the Jelling style, depicting two dragons or serpent creatures. This motif dates back to the 10th century and is found on the silver cup of the Danish King Gorm. The decorative stitching on the hem and neckline is done using hexenstichen. This stitch was known in the early Middle Ages and was particularly popular at the edges. For an authentic Viking ensemble, we recommend a simple Viking dress/underdress, paired with a narrow leather belt, shield brooches or fibulae, and a leather bag.
Material: 100% cotton
Size: S to XXL
Washing instructions: wash cold on hand wash program
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 1000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
When packaging this item, we exclusively use 100% recycled plastic and recycled paper/cardboard from FSC certified forests. We reuse a large part of the material directly without the intervention of a recycling process.
Recycle the material by separating your waste:
1. Cardboard: separate or reuse your paper.
2. Plastic cushions, clothing bags and plastic tape: separate or reuse your plastic. If possible, pierce the cushions with a volume reduction needle.
3. Paper packaging for jewelry and small items: these have a plastic inner layer. Remove these, then separate your paper and plastic.
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