What might it have been like traveling and living about 1000 years ago?…
We want to help you to get a hint of what it was like
Our tents are inspired by historic patterns and made with special coated linen and wool. We experienced that it can resist better in rainy weather without increasing weight that much. The sometimes rough climate in especially northern Europe makes good shelter necessary to keep you and your equipment dry.
Please note: Due to changes in our work/studies, we have currently less time in sewing tents minimum until June 2023. So we will not be able to make tents before that. On top of that there is a shortage on suitable linen. Since we can’t really predict the future right now, we will not make any promises or agreements on tents.
Tents were in use at least from early Iron Age. They are also mentioned in the Bible; for example, in Genesis 4:20 Jabal is described as “the first to live in tents and raise sheep and goats”. Later the Roman Army had tents made of leather, copies of which have been used successfully by modern re-enactors. There are various styles developed over time, some derived from traditional nomadic tents, such as the yurt. Most military tents throughout history seem of a simpler design like a wedge. The primary use of tents was still to provide portable shelter for a small number of men in the field (except among nomadic cultures).
We here want to focus on the tent forms that might have been used during early medieval times in middle and northern Europe. From time to time we will also show you information about our sources and inspiration for historic tents in our blog.