A Chatelaine is used to carry grooming and utility tools, such as tweezers, tooth pick, ear scoop, keys, sewing needles, thread cutting snips and any other useful every-day tool that would be carried in a pocket, which they didn’t have during the Viking Age. This chatelaine is based on items found in western Finland between ~950 and 1100. The semi-annular brooch pin allows it to be attached in the historically documented fashion to the apron dress about 8″ below the tortoise brooches so they were easy to use. Often, chatelaines are attached to the tortoise brooch or a single brooch elsewhere on the apron dress.
Grooming tools, comb, sewing snips, small scissors, a small knife or a key to the valuables chest were often attached to a chatelaine. These are available singly or in sets in other listings on the website.