Kuršiai/Curonian

Ethnolinguistic umbrella: Baltic, with Finnic influx after 10c.

Target time period: 10th-12th c.

Undergarments: Birka

Skirt/Dress:

  • Wrap skirt, natural colors

Overgarments:

  • Wool or linen rectangular shawl, side-wrapped (south, early) or loosely draped (north, late)
  • above-the-elbow coat (late).

Belts, bands, and aprons:

  • Bands plain or striped, often alternating card directions for a knit-like pattern

Footwear:

  • Bog shoes

Headwear:

  • Veils optional (especially early)
  • tablet-weaving-edged rectangular scarves (late)

Head jewelry:

  • Spiral crowns with or without veil
  • ornamental hairpins

Neck jewelry:

  • Wrap-and-a-half torcs
  • cowrie necklaces
  • spiral-and-glass necklaces

Torso jewelry:

  • Spacer bead pectorals
  • bisected waterfall chains

Arm jewelry:

  • Spiral armbands
  • beast-head bracelets
  • riveted cuffs.

Other accessories:

  • Owl , crossbow, and penannular brooches
  • triangle-head pins
  • belt knives.
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