Orkney Hood features on The One Show
The Orkney Hood — an Iron Age garment found in Tankerness in 1867 – features on BBC1’s The One Show tonight, Friday.
The hood is thought to have been created for a child but was lost, or deliberately deposited, in a peat bog — into conditions that ensured its survival for almost two millennia.
Dated from between AD250 and AD615, the garment is probably the oldest, best-preserved sample of textiles in Britain.
For the feature, The One Show’s Ruth Goodman travelled to the county to discover how it took the creation of a replica to “reveal its Iron Age secrets.”
The programme airs tonight, Friday, at 7pm.