I've been drooling over Eran ud Turan's sumptuous Sogdian reenactment for a few years now and decided now was as good a time as any to jump on the bandwagon. This is my first attempt at Sogdian women's clothing so it's not the best recreation, but it's a place to start.
Norse food has a poor reputation in the SCA for being largely inedible. It's not anyone's fault, the Norse were often living in inhospitable climates where food was food and it kept you from starving. This has led to such modern cultural delicacies as smoked sheepshead and the bane of my childhood, Lutefisk. This post will go through my process for developing a lunch menu that was interesting and appetizing while staying as true as possible to what we know of the Norse diet.
Reproduction of the Type 8 Chain described and shown in Birka II:3.
An update on the (slightly fantastical) Viking gown for the sister. And a clarification of it's general lack of historical evidence.
The sister (who lives far away) is coming with me to an east coast coronation in April and needs something to wear. So (slightly fantastical) Viking it is.