Many of the women in the old English epic poem, "Beowulf" wore Saxon tunics similar to this ankle-length one, made of fine linen fabric. They were thought of as peace-weavers, and memory-keepers. This long-sleeved, scoop neck dress looks like a comfortable garment for that important work. Side slits maximize freedom of movement. Wear with Wulflead Saxon Headcloth C1469 (sold separately) to complete the look.