Linen Tunic

  • Made of 100% Baltic linen
  • The shirt neck opening is in old traditional northern style and commonly it was closed at the top with a separate brooch
  • Small slit at the sides in the hem
  • Historically accurate from late Roman times till almost modern times
  • Available sizes S-XXXL



Description of the Product

In the northernmost Europe regular common man and woman living in the county side dressed pretty much similarly from the Viking Era to the Renaissance. Only jewelry and small accessories changed with the times. In the cities the fashion naturally changed and wealthy people changed clothing styles as decades and centuries changed. Viking Era clothing remained in use for a surprisingly long time and for example in Finland regular people walked around wearing ancient style clothing throughout the entire Middle Ages. A tunic made of linen became shorter as centuries passed but as a tried and true material a linen shirt still remains in use till this day as a nostalgic part of country-style clothing.

Flax is one of the oldest plants people have been cultivating and directions for linen textile manufacture has been found on 4000 year old Egyptian wall paintings. Linen was one of the most important textile plants in middle age Europe. Linen has been cultivated for example in Finland from the bronze age onward but as nettle and hemp grow better and faster in the north, large parts of linen was imported from other countries to the north during medieval times.

Sleeves were sometimes unnecessary long in pre-history dresses/tunics found in burials. Sometimes the sleeves were so long that separate handcuffs were needed to keep the sleeves up. Maybe the wearer was letting everyone know how wealthy he/she was, as he/she could spend scarce resources even on unnecessary clothing parts. With this shirt we have tried to keep the sleeves up to modern standards but if the sleeves are too long for you, at least then you know that you are part of the ancient royalty.

The linen in this tunic is soft to the touch but still durable and breaths very well. Linen is naturally absorbent and dries faster than cotton. Baltic linen is grown in the Baltic and Nordic countries where long cold winters around the Baltic Sea make this plant and its fibers strong and durable. Properties that our ancestors appreciated.

  • Made of 100% Baltic linen
  • The shirt neck opening is in old traditional northern style. Can be closed at the top with a separate brooch or worn open.
  • Small slit at the sides in the hem
  • Historically accurate from late Roman times till almost modern times
  • Available sizes S-XXXL
  • Made by Karhunhammas - Beartooth

Shirt sizes:

Size Chest Length from shoulder to hem Sleeve length
S 116 cm 79 cm 60 cm
M 120 cm 84 cm 62 cm
L 126 cm 89 cm 64 cm
XL 132 cm 94 cm 66 cm
XXL 140 cm 99 cm 68 cm
XXXL 152 cm 99 cm 68 cm
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- Joe Richardson

Products are located in our own storehouse

In Kaarina, Finland.

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Petri Laaksonen
Petri Laaksonen
Monipuolinen valikoima. Asiakaspalvelu ihan huippua!!
Jyrki Koskinen
Jyrki Koskinen
Paikkakunnalla ollessani ja keskiajasta kiinnostuneena täällä oli pakko käydä. Aivan upea ja todella monipuolinen kauppa! Ystävällinen ja mukava myyjä neitonen esitteli minulle Etelä -Tirolilaisen mallin mukaan taidokkaasti valmistettua kypärää, josta tein myös kaupat. Liikkeen omistaja ei myöskään säästänyt vaivojaan esitellessään minulle haarniskavarustuksen eri osia. Erittäin asiakaslähtöistä palvelua! On todella hienoa, että tällaisia erikoisliikkeitä maastamme vielä löytyy, tämäkin kuulemma ainoa laatuaan. On varmaa, että vierailen tässä liikkeessä toistekkin! Täältä löytää uskomattoman paljon myös koriste-esineiksi ja lahjoiksi sopivia tavaroita, joten suosittelen tätä kaikille sellaisiakin etsiville.
Robbin Henley
Robbin Henley
Customer service is like the good old days, real people, very efficient, very fair. And they have LOTS of amazing gear for sale. Cheers and thank you Rautaportti!!!
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Our Store

All orders can also be picked up from the brick-and-mortar store at Oppipojankuja 1, 20780 Kaarina. 10min drive from the centre of Turku.