Kledij van de bewoners van het terpengebied in de vroege middeleeuwen
Frisian dress in the Early Middle Ages. A short examination of three case studies, focusing on the Bernuthsfeld Man, headdresses from Frisia and beads and brooches from the terp mounds, was performed in order to answer the question whether there was a particular and distinctive “Frisian” style of dress in the early Middle Ages (500-1000). The research shows that complicated weave patterns such as tartans were available to most social classes, both lighter and darker colours were worn, gender and social status were expressed by dress and accessories, and finally, that although a particular “Frisian” dress could not be determined, there were distinctive Frisian elements in the way people dressed. An explanation for this is that different cultures often mutually influence each other, as was the case among the Frisians.