Orkney Hood re-created

"The project took five and half months and a total of 230 hours to actually make it. But it is fascinating to do something like that. We have not got any garments at all like this, only scraps if we are lucky," said experimental archaeologist Jacqui Wood about her re-creation of the Orkney Hood.

Discovered in the 19th century in a peat bog, the 4th century Orkney Hood is considered "the oldest, best-preserved sample of textiles in Britain." In order to create the hood, Wood constructed a prehistoric loom and needed to explain why there are four different thicknesses of cloth involved.