Viking Linen Skjoldehamn Archer Hood with trim. Perfect garb for Norse, SCA and LARP Reenactment


***PLEASE READ ALL item details below and be aware of estimated shipping times before purchasing! Measurements are required for this custom made item (additional fees apply for plus size items, link below)***


This pattern is inspired by findings from Skjoldehamn on the Norwegian island Angoya. These hoods were predicted to have been worn by both men and women during the Viking Age to protect them from the cold harsh elements and provide extra insulation. They can be worn above or underneath any tunic, serk or cloak. They also make the perfect shield from the sun or snow during archery or something as simple as winter walks.

This listing is for a linen hood WITH your choice of trim! For wool hoods and hoods with no trim, refer to the hood listings. Trim will be featured on the bottom edge of the hood along the front and back.
You have 17 different trim options - please refer to photo and select corresponding number from drop down. Contact me with any questions.

Trim options are as follows:
The top left are my 4 new handwoven trims, inspired by tablet weave, made of natural materials, tea dyed and certainly my most historical of trims.
1. Hunter green/black/white
2. Mustard yellow/black/white
3. Purple/black/white
4. Natural undyed/mossy green.

The bottom section features all my royal embroidered metallic trims. These trims range in a variety of knotwork designs with gold or silver metallic threads.
5. Silver/black geometric knotwork
6. Top seller silver/gold/black Beastie knotwork
7. Blue/black/silver intricate knotwork
8. Gold/black wide knotwork
9. Silver/black wide knotwork

The section to the right is my matte woven trims in variety of colors and patterns.
10. Beige and burnt brown knotwork
11. Blue and light gray Beastie trim
12. Yellow and silver metallic swirl
13. Brown/black/beige swirl
14. Blue/black/gray version of my top selling metallic Beastie trim
15. Black/red wide knotwork
16. Dark blue and gold metallic trim
17. Beige and black woven trim

This beautiful linen Skjoldehamn hood is made to order, customized to your measurements in various color 100% linen or wool! Created from a historically accurate pattern.Color options include medium or heavy weight Raven Black or Birch Beige. Medium weight Raven Black, Cedar Brown, Ash Gray, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, Forest Green, Wine Red, Ruby Red, Amber Orange, Honey Yellow, Amethyst Purple, or Natural Flax. The heavy weight linens are just as soft and comfortable as the medium weight, it's just slightly heavier, making it great for fighting in. All of my wool is at least 70% pure wool. Offered in Steel Gray, Coal Black, Moss Green and Fern Green wool. All wool is a very sturdy, thick and durable yet soft material. Please note that this particular wool is hand dyed and a natural material therefore the color lots may vary and not always be the same for return customers! Machine washing wool option on cold & delicate before wearing under light clothing is recommended to remove any residual dyes. Hang drying is always recommended. It is considered to be an outdoor/outerwear material. Goes great with a light weight linen tunic underneath like featured in the photo.

This hood features an oversized/roomy hood large enough to protect you from the sun. Seams on the shoulders are curved to hug the shoulders and give shape. The hood comes to a sharp point in the center front and back. Finished with a one inch hem along the hood and bottom edge. Hood can be worn over tunic and cloak or underneath for added warmth. Linen and wool is prewashed and can be machine washed. Hang drying is recommended to prevent fading and allow for the longest lasting garment. All seams are aesthetically and professionally finished. Inside seams are machine serged to prevent from any fraying.

Viking Age garb perfect for SCA, LARP, Renaissance Faire and various reenactment events. Linen is soft and comfortable, perfect for layering, fighting live steel in and archery. This hood is designed and sewn by a professional seamstress.

I am a perfectionist, I use the highest quality materials and create each item with care and special attention to detail.


** PLUS SIZES - Considered to be either a chest size larger than 45 inches, a waist size larger than 42 inches or a hem length longer than 45 inches. Plus sizes will require more fabric and time resulting in an additional fee. In addition to purchasing this item, please purchase the additional Custom Plus Size Fee by following this link - Please read the description to figure out what applies to you**

Please have measurements specified upon order so I can start on your item right away. For visual reference - the model is 5'11 and has a 37" chest. Take all measurements tight to the body with no slack in the measuring tape. Pattern is made to fit closely to the body with some room for movement unless otherwise specified. Contact me if you need any help with measurements!

The measurements I need upon order are as follows:

*Please provide measurements in INCHES. I work in inches and don't want any confusion upon converting.*

Circumference of chest (along bust):
Neck to shoulder:
Shoulder to shoulder:
Circumference of head at largest point:

Failure to provide measurements upon order will prolong shipping time. It is the buyers responsibility to read the information I provide and to then provide measurements. Due to me writing this all over my listings and my heavy workload, if I do not receive measurements I will make and send you a regular size hood. So please understand this is custom made and provide them when placing your order!


I accept Paypal, credit and debit cards as well as Etsy gift cards. All payment must be received in full upon placing your order.

Since you are ordering a custom made item, cancellations cannot occur after 24 hours of placing the order. If you place an order without measurements and don't provide measurements for a period of time, your order still remains nonrefundable and may have to be made at a later date then first estimated when you placed the order.

Customer is responsible for providing accurate information including shipping address and billing information.

Shipping from United States

COVID-19 international shipping announcement:
Please note for international orders, USPS is taking much longer then usual to ship items due to the Covid systems in place. Take note of this before ordering, I do not have any control over the current mail systems. Therefore I will not be able to offer expedited shipping for international orders at this time.

Please take note of shipping time for each listing as they vary. Depending on what items purchased, the amount of items purchased and my work load depends on ship time. Ship times are always provided to the customer before and after ordering. Failure to provide measurements upon order will prolong shipping time, so please provide them when placing your order!

If multiple items are ordered at once and each item has different ship times, they will all be shipped together according to the longest ship time estimated unless otherwise stated so please contact me to inquire otherwise.

All import fees are the responsibility of the buyer. As an American made shop, I have no control over international ship costs and times. Please understand that if you buy from out of the United States of America there is a chance of having to pay import fees. I am not to be held accountable for your countries tax or mailing laws.

I am not to be held accountable for items lost in the mail or provide a refund for lost items.

I hold the right to not refund an order if measurements were not provided by the buyer, which resulted in the item not being made by the date it was meant to ship or by the date the buyer intended to have it by.

I hold the right to cancel an order if an order is purchased with an expedited shipping fee without the buyer first discussing with me my availability, as stated in the item description.

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Since you are ordering custom made items, there are no refunds after 24 hours of placing your order. All items are custom made so they are final sale and there are no exchanges or returns. Everything is made based on the measurements I am provided by the buyer. I suggest having a qualified person help the buyer with taking their measurements so they are accurate. I change and alter my handmade patterns to custom fit to the measurements I am provided. Therefore I only ship out items if they are correctly made by me, according to the measurements provided to me by the buyer. Because of this I cannot offer to make any adjustments to them afterwards. My formula for proper fit is based on my almost 100% 5 star reviews and customer feedback for over 1,000 garments made. If an item doesn't fit and it was made correctly based off the measurements provided to me by the buyer, the responsibility is of the buyer. If a buyer places an order and does not provide measurements, a refund cannot be issued at a later date. If a buyer places an order for a plus size item and didn’t order the plus size fee required, the responsibility is of the buyers. Therefore no returns, exchanges or refunds will not be possible.

I hold the right to cancel an order if measurements are not provided to me in a timely manner. I hold the right to not refund an order if measurements were not provided to me by the buyer, which resulted in the item not being made by the date it was meant to ship or by the date the buyer intended to have it by. I cannot make items unless measurements are provided to me. I also hold the right to cancel an order if a customer is disrespecting me in any way or undermining my abilities that causes me to feel too uncomfortable making their items.


It is the buyers responsibility to read my policies, shipping times, shipping costs as well as thoroughly read the information I wrote out in every item description.

Please contact me to see if I am currently accepting custom orders.

I work hard to ensure the happiness of my customers by making them the best quality garment possible therefore feedback is welcomed and appreciated. I am grateful for every one of you and need your help to make sure your item fits you the way you are wanting it to!

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders depend on my availability. Please contact me for more information.

Sizing details

Everything in my shop is custom made to your measurements. Please provide them to me, in inches, upon placing your order. All information on what I need is under every item description. Contact me if you need help with measurements.

Care instructions

Every order is shipped with special care instructions. There are also care instructions listed under every item description.

Expedited shipping

Expedited shipping may be available at certain times. All depending upon my current workload. If you’d like an item by a certain date you must contact me BEFORE placing your order and before purchasing the expedited fee so that I can let you know if it is possible.

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