Cloaks and Coats (Women's)
A cloak made from a simple rectangle of cloth. Before 980AD they are worn by all social classes. After this mantles seem to be preferred by women of improved status until the late C12th when cloaks come back into fashion. Cloaks must not be lined in a different coloured material.
The mantle is an un-split garment of approximate cone shape, with a hole for the head at the point. It is worn like a poncho, and should reach mid-calf when worn loose.
When a mantle is worn, the head covering must sit over it. The front of the mantle may be belted with a wide sash made from the same cloth as the mantle in order to free the arms.
A Viking Woman’s coat may only be worn over a full Hangerock set. This should be closed by the use of a single disc, trefoil or equal armed brooch. No buttoned coats are allowed.
Angevin Cloaks are worn on the shoulders and are clasped at the front with a chain. Angevin Cloaks can be lined in a different coloured material unlike Generic Cloaks.