High Medieval Foul Weather Clothing

1.0 Introduction 1.1 The Easiest Answer 1.2 Garnache (Hooded Tunics) in Artwork 1.3 Mantles in Artwork 1.4 Hoods in Artwork2.0 Answering the Question3.0 Surviving Hoods 3.1 Skjoldeham Hood 3.2 Greenland Hoods 3.3 Bocksten Man Hood 3.4 La Verna Hood4.0 Surviving Mantles and Chasubles 4.1 High Status Mantles 4.2 Low Status Mantle 4.3 “Coronation Mantle” ofContinue reading “High Medieval Foul Weather Clothing”

Lessons Learned: Battle of Hattin 2017

I have been making and using reproductions of medieval for several years. This involves a continual process of iteration, failure, and improvement. One event I participated in which included several learning opportunities was The Battle of Hattin reenactment in 2017, hosted by Regnum Hierosolymitanum in Israel. This event took place on the location where theContinue reading “Lessons Learned: Battle of Hattin 2017”

Hosen in a late 12th century Western European style

My objective for this project is to create a set of hosen based on known evidence for their pattern, execution, and overall appearance. For references, I have used extant garments and period illuminations from as close as my target year as available, 1190CE. I used this information to create a pattern that represents my bestContinue reading “Hosen in a late 12th century Western European style”

Undergarments 1: Undertunic

In a world where most outer clothing was made of wool, a base layer to work as a barrier between it and the wearer’s skin was nearly a necessity. Later centuries would merge layers together, seamstresses and tailors putting linings in doublets and chauces, but in the 12th century these were distinct items of clothing.Continue reading “Undergarments 1: Undertunic”

High Middle Ages Shovel

One of my long term goals is to put together a selection of period or period-style tools. One of the simplest and easiest to make is a shovel. I needed to get the shovel together quickly, so this project was done with a less exacting standards of research and craftsmanship than usual. There is aContinue reading “High Middle Ages Shovel”