1000 CE Female Anglo Saxon Tunic Dress

Title1000 CE Female Anglo Saxon Tunic Dress
Entry #GGB2021.015
Alternate Names Tunic dress, gown,
Year1000 CE
Time range900-1066 CE
EraEarly Medieval
Genderfemale
regionWestern Europe
Countries/culturesAnglo Saxon, England
MakerBeocca the Fair of Hastings
Difficulty1
ConfidenceImage Example

Intro:

A tunic dress style outfit with accessories common to many early or pre medieval cultures. Under dress in the tunic style, and a decorated over dress.

Description:

Few representations survive of early garments and many fewer extant examples, however what does survive would support much of what is shown here. 

The basic tunic style dress consisting of a linen under dress and a wool over dress featuring embroidered decoration around the neck.  Worn with a wimple minus the veil (not pictured) on the head. 

Inspiration Images

Common Materials

  • Fabrics:
    • Linen for Under Layers
    • Wool for outer Layer
    • Linen or silk for the wimple and veil
  • Ornamentation:

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • Some cottons
    • cotton/linen blends
    • linen/rayon blends
    • some wool blends
  • Ornamentation:

Ensemble Components

  • Under Dress
  • Over Tunic

  • Wimple and Veil

Accessories

Source/Links

Version2
date3/5/2021
Source of Period PicThe National Portrait Gallery History of the Kings and Queens of England by David Williamson, ISBN 1855142287.
ModelDiana Hastings 020213-22 091413-06
PhotographerVincent De Vere
  

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