Norman / Saxon Tent – 4×8 – Wool

Norman / Saxon Tent – 4×8 – Wool

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Woolen tent in so called Norman or Saxon style. Especially in early middle ages tents were made of woolen fabric. Wool was available in many regions and have lot of adventages. This kind of woolen tents were used by knights and soldiers from early Middle Ages till its end.

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Woolen tent in so called Norman or Saxon style. Especially in early middle ages tents were made of woolen fabric. Wool was available in many regions and have lot of adventages. This kind of woolen tents were used by knights and soldiers from early Middle Ages till its end.

Tent is 2,5m high, 4m wide and 8m long. It can comfortably accommodate 6 people.

Norman tent is made of woolen cloth of denisty: 600g/m2. Good quality fabric was treated with impregnate at factory. We do not make it on our own. Thanks to proffesional impregnation it will not soak through even during prolonged rain.  Main masts are made of hardwood, like ash or beech or similar.

The crossbar is split in two parts for convenient transport, the longest element has 2,1m.

The set for woolen tent includes:

  • Tent sheet in one piece
  • Wooden frame
  • A set of wooden pegs
  • Decorative crowning
  • Transport bag

Available options:

  • Hand forged steel pegs
  • Storm ropes – hand made heavy duty hemp ropes and long steel pegs to make the tent more resistant to heavy weather

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Woolen tents and other materials used

Instead of relics (they are not preserved to our time) we have to interpret written sources and iconography, however it is only depicted their form. Very hard to interpret is a small piece of woolen textile with relic of rope. It could be part of sail or a woolen tent. Ibn-Fadlan in his relation (X century) had written about a tent on the Viking ship, unfortunately he did not write, which material it has been produced. But he wrote, that Nomads used leather made tents.

For later centuries we have more detailed sources and a lot of iconography. In chansons de geste the knights lived in silk tents. The same material we can found in Arabian lords and byzantine emperors tents. In Tower armory inventory (half of XIV century) we can read about woolen, linen and one cotton tents. A century later Charles the Bold (duke of Burgundy) had a velvet and silk tent.

The earlist total preserving tents in Europe are from early modern period. There are Charles V tent (half of XVI century) from Toledo Museum and XVII-century from Basel. Charles’ tent has been made of cotton and silk, but it is and Indian product.

Weight50 kg
Dimensions215 × 50 × 40 cm

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