My aim is to recreate the clothing of a woman from the latter part of the Iron age, more specifically the 7th century, in the Swedish province of Ostrogothia/Östergötland. In Sweden we call this the Vendel period (ca 550 – 800 AD). It forms the first part of the later Iron age, but it comes […]
Jag siktar på järnålder i Östergötland, 600-tal (Vendeltid ca år 550-800 e.Kr.) i Svensk historieskrivning. Det vill säga innan Vikingatid (ca år 800-1050 e.Kr.) och efter Romersk järnålder och Folkvandringstid (ca år 0-550 e:Kr.) Men eftersom vi har väldigt få källor från tidsperioden så har jag varit tvungen att delvis basera mina tolkningar på fynd […]
A bit about sources This is my attempt at interpreting and recreating the outfit worn by the person in grave 507 from Björkö, also known as Birka. The grave, a so-called chamber burial, is interpreted as the grave of a woman and dated to the 10th century. I’m not an archaeologist and these and this […]
Lite om källor Det här är mitt försök till att tolka och återskapa dräkten av personen i kammargrav nummer 507 från Björkö även kallat Birka. Graven är tolkad som en kvinnograv och är daterad till 900-tal. Jag är inte arkeolog och det här är bara mina tolkningar utifrån den kunskap jag har hittills. Jag har […]
In some of the textile fragments from clothes in viking age graves on the island Helgö, more common known as Birka, can you see some kind of braid or lacing sewn on the edges. I am no expert but when I look at it I think it looks like a square braid of wool. And […]
Once upon a time there was a great feast in the neverending halls and underground tunnels of the medieval restaurant Rozengral. Thanks to Medeltidsveckan for arranging this trip and to my friends in Pyrox for all the laughs. Partying is best dressed in wool.
Welcome to join us in a magic show of warm joy and dancing flames. Pyrox presents the fireshow “Det brinner en eld” on tour 2018. Booking at https://www.mereld.se Photo: Björn Falkevik – Editing: Cheyenne Olander – Casting: Members of Pyrox
One of the first days of the medieval week in Visby 2018 there rolled in an dramatic sunny rain and it was an epic time to take some photos. Photo: Cheyenne Olander and Björn Falkevik
This is my birthdaypresent to Björn. Handsewn with waxed linen thread in grey wool with undyed linen lining. The biggest challenge was to sew 60 buttonholes for all the tinbuttons. I have taken the inspiration mostly from medieval manuscript pictures. For example this fresco preserved in the church of Santa Caterina in Treviso. It dates back to around 1355 – 1358. And […]
My mainwork is as a videoproducer and editor but a couple of evenings every week change to my viking clothes and step in to a 1600-th cellar in Old town, Stockholm to meet and greet guests from all over the world. Its a great place to get to know new friends, practice english, eat and […]
This pictures are from a little bakehouse at Leksands medieval market in the summer of 2018. The two lovely people working there baked an awesome bread. And I really liked the way the pictures turned out.
If you ever find yourself in Visby, go to Kapitelhusgården and enjoy a beautiful dinner in medieval halls. Its one of my favorite places to hang out. On stage this night was the great band Koenix, so we danced in to the night. This beautiful evening I had the pleasure to hang out with Tjaut. […]
I would like to say that it is impossible to create historically correct clothes to reenact nordic viking age, simply because we have so small textile finds and very few pictures. There is always more to learn and I am not an expert in any way. So please dont take my interpretations for facts, they […]