Linen High Breeches, Natural
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Product number: 2845
Very comfortable linen trousers that were common among the Norse before and throughout the Viking Age. This is evident on picture stones, contemporary art and archaeological finds (such as in Hedeby and Birka). Made from authentic Baltic linen, they are both durable and comfortable. Wear them preferably with leg wraps.
- Based on historical sources
- Made from 100% Baltic Linen
- Color: Natural
- The trousers come with a drawstring at the waist.
- Neither leg wraps nor shoes included.
"A beloved child has many names" is a Swedish proverb that fits quite well to these trousers. Known as "baggy pants", "pösbyxor", "rus trousers" etc, we simply refer to them as "high breeches" (Old Norse: hábrók) which is the name used for them in the Icelandic saga Hauk Hábrók's Tale."
Linen from around the Baltic Sea grows strong and durable due to the colder climate. It was a highly appreciated fabric by the Vikings.