Orkney hoods

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Scope note
Headgear dating from the Iron Age. The only known example of this garment was found preserved in peat in the 19th century. Radiocarbon-dating by the National Museums of Scotland established its origin as dating between 250 - 615 CE. The original object is considered the oldest and best-preserved textile in Britain. At least one replica has been made for study.
Orkney hoods
Accepted term: 20-May-2024