Viking market in Sarpsborg
My husband and I decided to go to the Viking Market in Sarpsborg yesterday, since it may be the last chance we have this market season because of work etc. and I really wanted a chance to wear the new turtle brooches I bought at the market in Borre a couple of weeks ago, as well as my recently improved Norse dress. I would regret that decision a bit, as it was swelteringly hot in two layers of thick linen, but at least I looked the part.
It wasn't a big market, but it was quite a nice one nonetheless, with an unusually good selection of clothes for once (the markets never do seem to have enough booths selling clothes). I found a dress I absolutely loved, but I had decided not to spend much money this time since I spent so much at Borre, so I let it pass (undoubtedly I will regret that later, but oh well).
Here are some pictures Peter took.
I wish I could say this was a live raven, but unfortunately it was long dead.
I so wanted this dark green and burgundy dress!
We also made some new animal friends!
... and feline.
We only stayed for a couple of hours since the heat was making me feel ill eventually, so we went home so I could change into something more comfortable. But at least we were able to buy a new pair of baggy Viking trousers for Peter, since his old ones shrank in the wash and turned into capris, hehe. Now he'll be able to dress up again for markets, too!
Here is my attire:
I made some improvements to my Norse clothes, by adding a tablet woven trim, silver and bronze turtle brooches and a bead chain.
Have you been to any good Viking/Medieval/Renaissance festivals this summer?