Herjolfsnes challenge, Decision made: Hood N78/D10606

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.