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Collection by Lyn Thorne-Alder • Last updated 4 weeks ago

Lyn Thorne-Alder
Neckline Variations from Period Sources The holidays always seem to find me ill. This year wasn’t so bad, but I was down with a cold for over a week. I always think I’ll get some online stuff done with I’m convalescing,… Viking Tunic, Viking Garb, Viking Reenactment, Viking Dress, Medieval Tunic, Costume Viking, Medieval Costume, Costume Patterns, Sewing Patterns

Neckline Variations from Period Sources

The holidays always seem to find me ill. This year wasn’t so bad, but I was down with a cold for over a week. I always think I’ll get some online stuff done with I’m convalescing,…

Cotte side Master of the Life of the Virgin, Visitation 1463 bvisitat - Maternity wear. Source provides research and info on why this is maternity wear. Underdress of patterned fabric! Medieval Gown, Medieval Life, Medieval Costume, Medieval Art, Renaissance Clothing, Renaissance Fashion, Italian Renaissance, 15th Century Fashion, 15th Century Clothing

Side-Laced Cotehardie – I Think I Found It

After several days of searching through 15th century Dutch painters, I think I found what I am looking for. Side-laced No waist-line I was so excited last night when I found the picture. I just sat…

woman in pleated kirtle; notice the alms pouch hanging on the right hand side (Robinet Testard, late century) Medieval Life, Medieval Fashion, Medieval Clothing, Medieval Art, Costume Renaissance, Medieval Costume, Medieval Dress, 15th Century Fashion, 14th Century Clothing

What’s with the ruffle?

Have you ever noticed that when you start gathering together images as “proof” of whatever historical things you’re planning to sew that suddenly you start seeing things in the images you’ve never seen before? Yeah, it’s like that. Here we go, I’m working on a 15th century kirtle (or cotehardie, whatever you want to call it) and I’m tickled at…Continue Reading→

Artefact[Artefact] complete medieval outfit dating from found on boksten man bog body in sweden Medieval Life, Medieval Fashion, Medieval Costume, Medieval Dress, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Vikings, 14th Century Clothing, Bog Body

Boksten Man (found in bog, late 14th-century) finds. Hood (with 90cm liripipe), cloak, tunic/kyrtle, hose (plus two closeups showing hose tied at back and holes/repairs in main garment).

Viking Women “Behind every great man is a great woman”, as the saying goes, and the Viking age as a whole could not have probably thrived without the assistance of the women. Let's take a look at what the life of Viking women was like years and years ago! Viking Warrior, Viking Queen, Viking Life, Viking Woman, Vikings Art, Norse Vikings, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Historical Photos

Tófa or Tove (ca 970) was a Slavic princess and a Danish Viking Age queen (King Harald Bluetooth's wife). Tófa (ON) was the daughter of Prince Mistivir of the Obotrites (Venden). (Et af de designs, som Jim Lyngvild har lavet til vikingeudstillingen)

Scissors Production Date: Late Medieval; century Measurements: L 230 mm; W 63 mm; D 16 mm Materials: iron Medieval Life, Medieval Art, Medieval Crafts, Historical Artifacts, Ancient Artifacts, Medieval Clothing, Historical Clothing, Late Middle Ages, Free Museums

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Cloth Fragment Cotton, block printed and resist dyed India - C Met Museum of Art Motifs Textiles, Weaving Textiles, Textile Patterns, Textile Prints, Textile Art, Print Patterns, Cotton Textile, Met Museum Of Art, Art Chinois

Textile Fragment | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fragment Date: 13th–14th century Geography: India Culture: Islamic Medium: Cotton; block-printed and resist-dyed

Reconstruction of belt using original silver: Belt Date: ca. Made in possibly Genoa, Italy Silver, with traces of gilding and enamel Medieval Belt, Medieval Jewelry, Medieval Life, Medieval Fashion, Medieval Dress, Medieval Clothing, Historical Clothing, 14th Century Clothing, Italy Culture

Belt | North Italian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

[ Egon Beckenbauer, Munich (before ca. 1979; sold to Waldner)] ; Franz Waldner, Munich (ca. 1979; sold to private collection) ; Private Collection (1980s) ; [ Artemis Fine Arts, Ltd., Munich (by 2014; sold to Fogg)] ; [ Sam Fogg Ltd

Alda d’Este’s elaborately decorated hood is only partially buttoned to achieve a close fit around the neck. The garment still remains a pull-over. Her effigy dates to 1381 and is in Padova (Padua), Italy. Historical Hairstyles, Medieval Hairstyles, Renaissance Clothing, Italian Renaissance, Medieval Embroidery, Great Costume Ideas, Padua Italy, Effigy, 14th Century

Coloring the Fencing Master in the Getty Fiore's Segno della Spada - La cotte simple

My interpretation of an Italian fencing master's clothing, c. 1409, illuminated in Fiore's Il Fiore di Battaglia's segno della spada from the Getty MS.

Woollen Caps ("Muts") Worn by Dutch Whalers at Smeerenburg, century Cute Overalls, Cute Spring Outfits, Period Outfit, Chunky Wool, Cold Weather Outfits, Girls Boutique, Vintage Knitting, Historical Clothing, Couture

Woollen caps worn by Dutch whalers, anonymous, c. 1700 - c. 1800 - Rijksmuseum

Some styles never go out of fashion: Woollen caps worn by Dutch whalers, anoniem, c. 1700 - c. 1800