Who was it that the Vikings raided? Why? I built this persona as an attempt to understand the other side of the popular icons, and fell in love with the clothes, the fibercraft, the jewelry, and the graphic design of Kent.
This period is also called the Migration Period by historians, and as the Byzantines take up moving things around the world that the Romans left off, I also find appropriate the dregs of Roman, some Coptic, and of course Byzantine clothing and gear for a culture on the coast, settled by seafarers, and clearly talented in their works.
MY GARB: [green linen gown pic][blue wool gown pic][future celery undergown pic][future blue linen gown pic][future linen short tunic pic][future red linen gown pic]
For details about each aspect of what this persona wears and uses, click the following links to read my blog post on that subject.
Chairs: Irish Tuam, Roman iron chairs.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: My own 6thC bibliography is here.
KENT RESEARCH: Owen-Crocker and Rogers,
COPTIC RESEARCH: A&S Project Entry,
6th century woman from Clothing Culture, by Frances Pritchard.
Detail of rondel
Detail of tapestry-woven clavus
Woman wearing sprang cap