General equipment

Our aim is to display the material culture of the Baltic region in 1361, and closely related items fitting for Northern European Middle Ages.  Participants are required to submit photos of their tents (if planning to stay in the camp) as well as their clothing.

If you are planning to stay in the camp you will need the following:

Clothing

For women

– Gown (made of linen)
– 14th century style dress (made of wool)
– Veil (made of linen or silk)
– Socks/short hose (of wool, sewn or needlebound)
– Turnshoes or soled hose

Some inspirational pictures:

VixMaria AnnaLindaEva  CicciKatjaKatjaII

 

For men

– Shirt (made of linen)
– Braies (made of linen)
– Kyrtil or other garment in 14th century style (made of wool)
– Belt
– Turnshoes or soled hose

Some inspirational pictures:

Patric Kalle GunnarPeter och JohanMen

If you are portraying a person of noble birth, you can use silk in your clothes, and where linen is mentioned, you can also use materials such as hemp. There is very little evidence of dyed linen fabrics in the area, so we ask you NOT to bring colored linen to this event – linen garments must be white or unbleached. The colors you choose for your wool/silk garments should be possible to create with natural dyes. You do not have to hand stitch your clothes, but machine-sewn seams must be completely invisible.

Adornments such as tattoos and piercings must be hidden. This includes hair dyed in non-natural colors, as well as modern glasses. Please use contacts or get a pair of medieval glasses.

Accommodation

Tents

All tents must be traceable to sources from 1300-1400, and be unbleched or white. We would like you to have your tents open to the public, and therefore they should be furnished according to the period and the type of person you portray. No visible modern objects are permitted. Noble folk should display reasonably upscale furniture in their tents, while simpler people should, of course, have simpler furniture. This means, for example, that no beds may be used in soldiers’ tents. Straw will be available for bedding.

fancy tent                           tents

All camp equipment and furniture should be supported within sources from 1300-1400. This includes personal equipment such as eating utensils and cooking equipment.

Camp

For each camp fire there has to be at least one fire extinguisher. Each group will have to provide a fire extinguisher for themselves.