Wealthy Vikings wore blue linen underwear

From ThorNews: Research: Wealthy Vikings Did Wear Blue Linen Underwear.

It is hard to imagine Eric Bloodaxe and other feared Viking kings and chieftains wearing blue linen underwear. However, if the research carried out at the University of Bergen is correct, we should get used to the idea.

Textile fragments from Viking graves in the counties of Rogaland, Sogn og Fjordane and Hordaland in Western Norway have now been analyzed.

Research carried out by textile conservator Hana Lukešová and professor of nanophysics Bodil Holst at the University of Bergen has produced remarkable results: Vikings did use linen underwear, often dyed blue. [continue]

2 thoughts on “Wealthy Vikings wore blue linen underwear

  1. I know!

    Presumably they used the non-prickly parts. 🙂 Which reminds me that I have been intending to make something out of nettle fibers, but have yet to get around to that.

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