Karyn is a Viking

Traditional Viking attire

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.

Traditional Viking attire

Thingvellir, Iceland

[The photos in this post are scans of unedited film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]

9 thoughts on “Karyn is a Viking

  1. haha everything is handmade, but i havent done everything myself : the shoes have been made by one of the warrior in my group at home, and the pouch has been cut and put together by the chief of that group, though i embossed it myself, also, the hat is made by another woman from the group using the technique of naalbinding . My mother helped a lot with the sewing too. I can be credited for the embroideries, the woven parts, the stiching and some of the sewing. 🙂

  2. Pingback: Þingvellir in the Winter | An American in Iceland

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