“Olegg the Mercenary” Viking Cloak
Wool broadcloth cloak with embroidery
“Olegg the Mercenary” Viking Cloak with Embroidery
Wool broadcloth cloak with hand embroidery
Olegg is a smart man who knows how to survive in even the most dire conditions. From the sparse wasteland of the frozen tundra to the gambling table of a dank tavern, Olegg can always find a way to scrape by or talk himself out of any situation. He’s a man rich with more than just experience, who knows how to flip any skill for coin – may that be as a hired hand in an army or a card trick in a market square. Resourceful and sly, Olegg always finds a way to spin any situation in his favor, always ready to drop everything and run in a heartbeat. If you’re ever lucky enough to catch him around the campfire, ask him about the time he wrestled a bear. Who knows which story you’ll actually get, but we promise it will be amusing…
Historically inspired by simple rectangular Viking cloaks, our Olegg cloak can be used as a wrap, a cape, covering your whole torso or thrown over your shoulder for ease of movement. It can be incorporated into your costume in a variety of different ways, so you can change it up if you feel like you’ve been wearing it a certain way too much. It comes without a cloak clasp or fibula, so it is up to you to decide if you want something simple or would rather go for something fancy to accessorise it. Alternatively, you could wear it without a clasp, draped over your shoulders like a blanket. The possibilities are endless!
This is the perfect cloak for anyone looking for a practical, multi-purpose item that will travel well and come in useful in any situation. There are so many different things that this cloak could be: a blanket, a pillow, a picnic rug… the limit is only your creativity. More than just a cloak, this versatile piece will come in handy time and time again as a wardrobe staple. Made from a rectangular piece of strong wool broadcloth, it is relatively water resistant and 100% natural material, so you can rest easy knowing you’re safe from flames around the campfire.
The embroidery on this piece is stunning. Created by our designers after careful research into viking knot work and embroidery, and it is an original design – though heavily influenced by history. It depicts a knot work style wolf in the corner from beige linen thread, with a white eye and a burgundy tongue which extends into more knotwork. A traditional herringbone style stitch edges of the rest of the cloak in burgundy and beige. On the flip side of the cloak you can still see the wolf embroidery, though it is the backside of it and doesn’t have the same impact. Instead of the herringbone stitch, this side has a simple running stitch in alternating burgundy and beige, providing some slightly more simple embroidery. Regardless of which side you wear it on, all of the stitching still looks neat and presentable. Alternatively, we can also do the embroidery in purely the natural colored thread.
The fabric itself is very coarse and incredibly warm, though still comfortable and breathable. We wouldn’t recommend standing under any waterfalls, but in the light drizzle on a damp day you’re sure to find yourself very dry and warm under this cloak. We look forward to hearing the adventures you experience in this cloak – who knows, maybe one day you’ll have your own story about how you wrestled a bear.
The fibula is not included in the purchase of this item, but can be found here.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
- One size fits all;
- Size of 170 x 130 cm (5'7'' x 4'3'');
- Historical design;
- Unique hand embroidery;
- Rectangular shape;
- Multiple ways and styles to wear;
- Can be attached with any fibula.
- Hand-embroidered woolen cloak;
- Fibula is not included but is available separately.
- Wool broadcloth;
- Linen thread.