This style of hood is based on/inspired by a find in Skjold Harbor in Norway which dates to the 11th century. A hood is a great cover for the head and the shoulders from exposure to sun, cold temperatures and especially windy weather. In the medieval times a hood was often also combined with some kind of coif, hat, cap or a combination of coif and cap.
I printed this lovely midweight linen fabric by hand using a raven/bird of prey stamp which I carved myself. The raven/bird of prey is based on a find from the Vendel era in Gotland, Sweden, 7th century.
Large – black / gold raven print – midweight linen
Fabric: pre-washed, new black linen fabric – midweight 100% linen
Face/neck opening: ca. 14 inch
Print: raven/bird of prey in premium gold ink, heat set
1 layer linen (unlined) with felled seams & some hand stitching where necessary
Made in Crestview, Florida, USA