Category Archives: Clothing

Celtic Warpaint 2 ~Verdigris~

As I mentioned in the article about the celtic warpaints and how it might have looked (an article you can read here —> ) There is some thoughts about what kind of color that was used. This is a two-headed … Continue reading

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The naked celt

  The naked fighting celt is often questioned. Often this seems to me like modern ideas of what ‘civilisation’ is. A rather eurocentric way of looking at history, or, if you like, a roman view of things. I must admit … Continue reading

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A knitted cap for the soldier

This short post is to show a rather uncommon thing. Not uncommon in it self, but it is uncommon in that it is preserved. A military knitted cap for the cavalry. This is a hat for the Östgöta Ryttare, Eastgotha … Continue reading

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Celtic warpaint

  The issue of celtic warpaint is much debated. Was it paint? Or tattoos? Or even possibly scarification? These questions aside, you land in the next one. IF they decorated thier body in some way, how did it look like? … Continue reading

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Swedish commoner of 18th Century.

I never had much interest in recreating nobles and macaronis. I always found the common man more interesting. I don’t really have a reason for this… maybe it is because I see to many aristocrats and I want to be … Continue reading

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Knitted sweaters in 18:th century?

I have been trying to look into knitted garments in 18th century in Sweden and possibly the Nordic countries. We know there was socks, hats and possibly mittens. But what about waistcoats? or sweaters (in Sweden the same word for … Continue reading

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To beard or not to beard

Beards in the 18:th Century is a bit of a conundrum. The fashion of the time was to be clean-shaven. But does that mean that everyone was? Especially in the early part of the century the practise of shaving yourself had not … Continue reading

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