Clothing of the Middle Ages
Hi guys! My theme today is the average age ... Well, back then few people smoke here Afford to dress elegantly. The clergy was dresses in long dresses and dark wool, and went bareffot or with shoes couro. Were always with props from his religon. The nobility, as a way to cultivate obedience, wore very fine clothes.Often the clothes were embroidered with gold and contained many gems. The people dressed in plain clothes and practices for their profession, they were generally simple tunics and…
Ganaches, also spelled garnaches, and gardcorps were over coats worn by men of all social classes during the Middle Ages (c. 500–c. 1500). Most likely made of thicker wool, the primary purpose of these garments was to protect the wearer from inclement weather and provide warmth.
During the Middle Ages, or 500 – 1500 A.D., leather shoes were made using the turnshoe production method in Northern and Central Europe. The Middle Ages were nevertheless a time in which footwear truly flourished. New types of shoes were introduced, heels were invented, and even Goodyear-welted shoes were developed during this period.
On Yer Heade: Part II
Period Head Coverings Or alternately, What Hat Goes with My Outfit? 13th Century This post comes from a class I taught. It evolved from me standing in front of the mirror, event after event, trying…
This is an example of the jewelry pieces worn by Byzantine empresses: a gold bracelet dating approximately to AD 400. Jewelers at the time possessed a variety of artisanal skills including goldworking.
The crusader dress was characterized by the new fabrics and printing pattern techniques that were brought back from their conquests. Muslin, dimity, silk damask, and cotton became popular.
After making a medieval smock, it was time for a kirtle! Definitions are tricky, and I’m no expert on Medieval fashion, but as far as I could find the term ‘kirtle’ generally just…
Byzantine Mosaics of Angels from Sicily - Hagia Sophia History
Byzantine Mosaics- Mosaics were one of the most popular art forms in the Byzantine Empire. Produced from the 4th to 15th centuries. The mosaics are made of stone, marble, and often coarse crystals.
mediumaevum: “ The so-called “Dalmatic of Charlemagne”. Eleventh century. Gift of the Patriarch of Constantinople, Isidore of Kiev (1439) to Pope Eugene IV (1431-1447) The only medieval liturgical...
Richly Decorated Tunic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tunic with Red-Ground Ornaments Featuring Late Antique MotifsThe bright colors, bold schematic figures, and contrasting vegetal tracery of the ornamental insets give this fine woolen tunic a strong visual appeal
Why Vestments? An Introduction to Liturgical Textiles of the Post-Byzantine World
Guest blogger Warren T. Woodfin examines the role of liturgical vestments in the post-Byzantine era.