This tunic was part of a barter deal. My friend below did some woodworking for me and I returned the favor in kind by making a tunic.
Being 12th century Rus', a little research into the style (most of which he had done already) I made this tunic out of 100% black linen (also gotten from fabrics-store.com).
The embroidery was done in DMC cotton thread (as it is what i had on hand and due to financial constraints was unable to get silk or wool, at present time).
All the seams were tacked down with split stitch in contrasting colors.