This garment was probably woven for a wealthy man. The robe is about 1700 years old and the fabric of lambswool has a particularly fine quality. There is also used a relatively sophisticated type of weaving technology to produce it.
– One can only wonder what kind of social level these folks had, says Marianne Vedeler Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History to NRK.
Unique in European Context
Two years ago, some unique discoveries were made in Jotunheimen. Warm summers and little snow have made tracks from the past visible. Archaeologists made findings of both shoes, textiles, a mitten, hunting gear and tent pegs – in addition to a very elaborate robe.
– Perhaps the garment was passed on? We do not know where…
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