National Geographic : 1954 Dec
+ Wife Helps the Jarl into His Regalia The Guizer Jarl grew whisk ers for the occasion. He neg lected to bleach beard and hair saffron yellow, a custom among many old-time Norsemen. Mrs. Williamson adjusts cross garters on her husband's leista braekr, a combination of pants and stockings. Upper right: The Jarl's tradi tional costume appears to have borrowed the helmet shape from Viking armament, raven-wing decoration from Anglo-Saxon chiefs who invaded Britain in the fifth century, and tunic of gilded scales from a dress pop ular at King Arthur's court. Vikings preferred chain mail. - On Up Helly Aa day the Norse chief visits Lerwick's hos pitals to give shut-ins a glimpse of festival fun.