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Pourpoint was an article of clothing that was worn by the knights. This provided padding and was used as an undergarment. It was heavily quilted and padded in key places where sharp parts of the armor contacted the skin. It was close-fitting and a long-sleeved shirt that buttoned down the front. It was also tailored in the arm sockets
A look into the medieval parish church's vestry: on vestments
An overview on why churchmen wear vestments, how they came to be sacred, and what they looked like in medieval western Europe.
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...
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.
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…
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…
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