It seems there might just be
a 'plant fibre' underdress from Finland. Apparently it's in Ken kantaa Kalevalaa
From: Satu Hovi (2010) "Female Viking Finn Costume" Tournaments Illuminated 173
; 15-18, 28.
"In the cemetery of Masku, western Finland, an underdress made from plant fiber was found, dating to about 1000 CE. There were cloth fragments from both the upper and lower part of the garment. The fiber from the lower part was much more coarse than that of the upper, so the dress either has a fine upper part and a coarse lower part, which is a division very common in folk costumes from the 19th C., or the tunic and skirt were separate, as is seen in some Bronze Age Danish finds. In the later case, the separate skirt could be sewn as a tube length from the ankles to the breast. The skirt is girded with a tablet woven band in the waist and the leftover upper body length is allowed to fall and cover the belt."
The rest of the article is a more condensed and polished version of Satu's website
, with a bit more emphasis on references. There is a lot of interesting things just casually referenced in it.
The interesting thing, is that Jenny Kangasvuo's page says the two-piece tunic is the Kaarina dress
. The Kaarinan dress seems to have been analysed as part of Jaana Riikonen's masters thesis "Naisenhauta Kaarinan Kirkkomäessä.But
the reference for the reconstruction itself comes from (as best as I can tell) a book on folk costumes, called Ildiko Lehtinen and Pirkko Sihvo. 1984. Rahwaan puku /Folk Costume
, Museovirasto, Helsinki. So, I'm guessing the people who are leaning towards the folk-costume dress (at the very least, the idea that tunics have waist seams
, which I've vaguely mused about before), aren't trying to adapt the Eura gown idea? Who knows.
Also, the Institutet för Forntida Teknik
has a document in .doc format
about reconstructing the Kaarina headdress. (Google translate does a pretty good job