Janne Robberstad

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Jorunn Shieldmaiden

By spotogspindel | August 12, 2011

shieldmaiden was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore and mythology. The Valkyries might have been based on the shield-maidens.

One of the main characters in Håkonarspelet, and the one main costume I´ve been working on for this show, is for Jorunn Shield-maiden, played by Lynni Treekrem. Jorunn is more of a mysterious, singing and all-seeing creature from Valhall, than a warrior in this play.

It´s a two-layered, princess-shaped dress. First layer rayon, the rest is all silk chiffons. A gold brocade-belt gives it more of a defined viking style.

And then on top a huge woolen cape to keep Lynni warm. All the chiffon-pieces flowing in the wind, are part of the arms of the dress.

The colors are not by chance. She, and her choir, are all dressed in the colors of the magic hour, at sun-set, as you can see in the photo below.

More pictures from the show tomorrow!

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