Herjolfsnes 44

This dress was made for a girl, approximately ten at the time of her death. It was made from 2/2 twill, quite heavy, and has a strong brown colour although it was originally made from white wool. It was not dyed originally, the colour must have come from its burial in the ground. The sleeves are slashed at the wrist. It is not tight-fitting. It was recreated by the National Museum of Denmark for their children's exhibition.

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.

Lille Margrete og andre børn i Middelalderen, ed. Connie Hinch. Danmarks national museum. (leaflet of an exhibition)