My classmate Karyn has been a Viking Age reenactor for quite few years. She makes much of her authentic medieval attire. Everything Karyn is wearing in these pictures is handmade, even the shoes. You’ll notice her amazing embroidery along the jacket and on the hood; that’s all her work. She brought her small loom to Iceland, and weaves incredible straps with intricate designs. Recently she showed me her latest project, a strap in red silk with real gold ribbon. These pictures are taken at Þingvellir, the dramatic site where the two continental plates meet and where medieval Icelanders would hold a yearly parliament during the Commonwealth.
[The photos in this post are scans of unedited film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]