Thor’s Hotties

You know how we do it, fellas…
Sumthin’ he can feel: Recreation of Viking woman’s outfit

A recent archaeological find of colorful, even sexy, Viking era (750 – 1050 AD) women’s clothing have led to new ideas about how Norse women got down for theirs.The clothes paint

a picture of Viking panache before Christianity was established that runs counter to previous ideas about buttoned-up, prudish looking Norsewomen.

So says textiles researcher Annika Larsson of Sweden’s Uppsala University in”Textile research can tell us more about the state of society than research into traditions. Old rituals can live on long after society has changed, but when trade routes are cut off, there’s an immediate impact on clothing fashions,” Larsson said.Before her updated analysis of “remnants from a woman’s wardrobe discovered in a grave dating back to the 10th century in Russia,”

anthropological evidence showed a Viking woman wearing an apron on top of a linen robe. The apron consisted of two rectangular pieces of cloth, in which strings on the back panel attached to the front with brooches. The outfit was completed with an outer woolen shawl or sweater.The new finding reveals instead that a Viking woman’s dress consisted of a single piece of fabric with an opening in the front. A pair of brooches, or clasps, was situated on top of the breasts to accentuate the wearer’s figure.”It’s easy to imagine that the Christian church had certain reservations about clothing that accentuated the breasts in this way and, what’s more, exposed the under shift in front,” Larsson said.

Ah, yeahhhhh….


1 comment so far ↓

#1 Morrigan on 09.02.09 at 1:25 pm

This is a joke, right? How could any women get anything done with those brooches slapping her in the…tender parts of her chest all day? Not to mention the loss of body heat from a fully open front. Whoever decided that this dress was an accurate depiction of a viking woman’s garb must have reading too many Playboy mags.

Leave a Comment