Well that's the name my friend gives it. Honestly I have not delved into the subject to say what coats the Vikings wore, if any. More likely the origin of this style is from Russia or the East.
The body is constructed as one would a simple tunic, the only difference is you cut open the center front. All the material was provided by the recipient and the trim was picked by her because of her love of camels. The fur is fake. I think it turned out pretty good. The coat material is a bright red wool/ cashmere blend. It's just luscious.
Full length shot
detail of the cuff
I have a fancy pewter hook and eye that I need to sew on, but I will be delivering the finished coat and leftover material to Kay tonight.