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A woman's dress with long sleeves, made from 2/2 twill of medium thickness. It has a black warp and brown weft, and was loosely woven to show the colours. The woman buried in it was a small woman at most 147cm tall. It is quite tight-fitting in the body, and has a wide skirt. The sleeves are quite wide at the top and then narrow at the wrist. It has fitchets, edged with a fine six-stranded plaited cord. The sleeves are edged with the same cord, and the skirt has a fake cord edging of embroidery to look similar. The neck was simply turned over, sewn down with a backstitch and overcast. The vertical seams are also ornamented over the waist with rows of backstitch.

Bibliography: Chapter IV, The Costumes in Buried Norsemen at Herjolfsnes, by Poul Nörlund. Bind LXVII - Meddelelser om Grønland. Kommissionen for ledelsen af de Geologiske og geografiske undersøgelser i Grønland, Copenhagen 1924.

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