Happy New Year! I tried to post this last night, but was having problems with Blogger for some reason.
I hope to start writing some serious posts about Viking costume shortly, but tonight I just want to pass along two interesting links by Heather Rose Jones.
One is to her Surviving Garments Database, a searchable database of information about surviving garments from surviving garments from Europe and the Mediterranean area dating from the earliest times until approximately 1500 C.E. As you'll see from the page, Ms. Jones is also interested in obtaining information to add to the database, so bear that in mind if you decide to check it out.
The other link is to a set of notes and rough sketches Ms. Jones made while viewing an exhibition of textile finds from the Tarim Basin called "Secrets of the Silk Road" at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. The notes and sketches, though rough, are quite informative, though they make me wish for photographs of the finds!
Hopefully, I will get to write some more interesting posts this weekend.