The women held a strong position in Viking society and were responsible for the farm when their men were abroad. The symbol of the powerful housewife was her keys, hung from her gown. If her husband took the keys from his wife, she could divorce him instantly, and keep their shared property. No women were forced into marriages, unlike most other cultures at that time.
The early medieval women's tunic is peculiar to Kiev Rus areas. Good for reenactors. Based on historical iconography
Kleidung einer reicheren Bäuerin (farbiges Tuch, Schmuck)
Nobles Damengewand, enges rotes Unterkleid, blaues, besticktes Kleid mit pelzbesetzten und offenen Ärmeln darüber. Auffällig ist der fehlender Schleier bzw. das fehlende Gebende, was nahezu überall im Reich als sehr anrüchig und fast skandalös gilt.
Good info (and I will pretend the misspellings on this are historical interpretation). >>Creating Wrapped Turbans