The Ronbjerg Tunic

Only about a quarter of the garment remains intact. The cut is similar to the Moselund kirtle, but unlike the other basic kirtles it has a seam up the centre front. Nockert speculates that this may mean that the garment was mi-parti. There has been no dye-analysis on the find to my knowledge to prove or disprove this theory. The fabric density varies slightly in the different pieces, but that means little. The fabric is a 2/2 twill, with a higher weft count than warp count. It is also woven from a darker warp and a lighter weft, similar to many of the Herjolfsnes garments which it also resembles in the cut.


Ancient Danish Textiles from Bogs and Burials, Margrethe Hald, The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen 1980.

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