After much consideration, I have decided to work with hood D10606 (Nörlund 78). There is a picture of it here on the Norwegian DigitaltMuseum site and, interestingly, this picture gives a good view of the right side, while Østergård provides a very nice picture of the left side (Woven into the Earth, p. 214).
Here are the page numbers for the central citations from the ‘big three’ books on N78/D10606:
- Nörlund: pp. 164-165.
- Østergård: pp. 214-215
- Fransen: pp. 122-124
Much as I would like working on one of the pleated dresses, I also want to work in-depth with researching the item and weaving the cloth. This will likely include spinning and weaving on a warp-weighted loom. Choosing this hood should allow me time to do this exploration and still complete the challenge on time.
Time to hit the books!
- Fransen, Lilli, Anna Nørgaard and Else Østergård. Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-87-7934-298-9.
- Nörlund, Poul. Buried Norsemen at Herjolfsnes. Copenhagen, 1924. Facsimilie edition: Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-87-635-2322-6.
- Østergård, Else. Woven into the Earth: textiles from Norse Greenland. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 2004. ISBN: 87-7288-935-7.