The Ravens Warband

Photographs - Domestic chores

Picture 1

Domestic chores at the reconstruction Anglo-Saxon settlement at West Stow.

Anglo-Saxon women's dress comprised a tube-dress, generally of wool, worn over a long sleeved under-dress, in this case of linen. The tube dress is fastened at each shoulder with a brooch from which festoons of beads and pendants might be worn. From her belt is suspended a small ball of crystal with bronze fittings, a rare but distinctively Anglo-Saxon item.

(Photograph: R Underwood)

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