Viking Dress Code
Kamil Rabiega has collected information concerning virtually all artifacts which can be linked to Scandinavians living in the Viking period, i.e. from the 9th to 11th century. The interpretation of such, usually fragmentary survivals of clothing, was facilitated by his own experience with the experimental reproduction of historical techniques of spinning, dyeing, weaving, cutting, sewing and embroidering clothes [supplemented by] an overview of iconographic sources. Translating those usually heavily stylized images on information about specific types of clothing requires a lot of imagination and knowledge, backed by historical, archaeological and ethnographic well-roundedness. The author of this book has such knowledge, which resulted in an unexpected wealth of implications.
Kamil Rabiega is right, writing in the preface that his book is a "handbook of knowledge on Viking clothing".
Prof. Przemysław Urbanczyk
The author has done a good job getting acquainted with most of the literature, which is evident in his understanding of the details regarding the quite complicated subject matter and in the way he presents the archaeological sources and iconography. We see a very accurate picture of the state of research, thanks to which systematic descriptions accompanied by illustrations of the various parts of the garments make up a comprehensive idea of not only how the elites dressed[...]
Prof. Władysław Duczko, AH
Kamil Rabiega - Born in 1991 in Turek, Poland. Archaeologist, PhD student at the Institute of Archeology of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. He graduated in archeology at the Institute of Archeology of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw and from postgraduate studies in forensic archeology at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wrocław. Field researcher, involved in many scientific projects in Central and Southern Europe. Author of a number of articles published in scientific monographs and periodicals. An active participant in international conferences.
Particularly interested in the material and spiritual culture of the early medieval inhabitants of Scandinavia and the area of toady's Poland. Since 2005, member of the Zgromadzenie Wojów i Rycerzy Grodu Tura association, operating at the Józef Mehoffer Municipal Museum in Turek. He has participated as a reenactor in numerous archaeological festivals across Poland.