Birgitta's Cloak

The cloak of St. Birgitta is now in Rome. It was borrowed by Statens Historiska Museum in 1973/4 for an exhibition on 'Birgitta and the Holy Land'. When it was examined closely it turned out to be a garment cut off below the armholes. It has fitchets between the front and side pieces, which marks it as a surcote. The original garment was probably somewhat longer in the back than in the front. It was made from a dark blue fabric, fulled and shorn.

Bibliography: Bockstensmannen och hans dräkt, Margareta Nockert m.fl. Hallands länsmuseer, Halmstad och Varberg, 1997.