Tag Archives: Medieval costume

Medieval costume history. The period between the end of antiquity and the beginning of modern times about the 6th to the 15th century. It includes as superordinate, the Byzantine, Merovingian, Carolingian and Burgundian costume eras. Therein are the Gallic, Celtic, English-Saxon, Normans, Gothic, Romanesque included.

Time of Charles VI. Duchess of Brittany.

Duchess costume. Charles VI. Medieval costumes. Gothic fashion. Burgundy modes

Duchess of Brittany.

Duchess of Brittany costume. Time of Charles VI the Beloved  (1368-1422)

French medieval gothic, burgundian fashion era.  Continue reading

French lady costume. Time of King Charles VIII

French lady costume. King Charles VIII. Renaissance costumes. Medieval clothing.

French lady costume at the time King Charles VIII

French lady at the time King Charles VIII., 15th century.

Late gothic, renaissance fashion era.
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The influence of the Crusaders to the French clothing.

Crusaders and Outremer during the 12th and 13th century. Knights and religious orders during he middle ages.

Crusaders and Outremer during the 12th and 13th century

The influence of the Crusaders in the 13th to 14th century to the French clothing.

1270 to 1350

Severity of feminine costume – Long gowns and gimps – Marguerite of Provence – “Fermaux” – Reappearance of splendour in dress – Eastern customs – The priests of fashion – Haberdashery and peacock-feathers – Female embroiderers – Taste for embroidery – Continual temptations – Earliest sumptuary laws – Furs – St. Louis’s opinion on dress – Prohibitions by Philippe le Bel; speech made by his wife – Crépine. Continue reading

French noblewoman costume in 14th century.

French Noblewoman. 14th century clothing. Middle ages costumes. gothic dress. Burgundy fashion era.

French Noblewoman costume in 1350

French Noblewoman in 1350.

Court of the French King Jean II. (frz. Jean II. le Bon; 1319-1364).

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12th and 13th century clothing. Crusaders, Outremer.

Middle ages, Crusaders, Outremers,Monastic, costumes, Chivalry, military

12th and 13th century Crusaders, Outremer

12th and 13th century clothing: Crusaders, Outremer

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Costumes of the 12th century. Monastic, Nobility, Citizens, Knights.

Monastic, Nobility, Citizens, Knight, middle ages cavalry. Tournament, 12th century, military costumes, Chivalry,

Costumes of the 12th century

Costumes of the 12th century. Monastic, Nobility, Citizens, Knights.

Fashion during the middle ages. Byzantine, Gothic, Burgundy costume era.

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The Mitre of the bishop of Limerick, Ireland.

Limerick Mitre, Catholic, Bishop, Mitre, costume, middle ages

The Limerick Mitre

The Limerick Mitre.

Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages by Henry Shaw
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Pyrrhus Receiving the Honor of Knighthood

Pyrrhus. Medieval knight. Middle ages. Tapestry. Knighthood.

Pyrrhus Receiving the Honor of Knighthood

Pyrrhus Receiving the Honor of Knighthood

BEASONS of considerable force are adduced by M. Jubinal, in his splendid work on Early Tapestries, for believing that the Tapestry from which the accompanying plate is taken, was made in the earlier part of the fifteenth century. 

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Middle Ages hats. 12th to 15th century fashion history.

Middle Ages hats fashion. 12th to 15th century fashion history.

Middle Ages hats fashion.

Middle Ages hats. 12th to 15th century fashion history.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du Moyen Age, de l’an 1037 à l’an 1461. Chapeaux. – Planche 5.

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The Lady of Tournament delivering the Price.

Tournament, Knights, honour, fin amors, Middle ages, Burgundy costume. Traite des Tournois,

The Lady of the Tournament

The Lady of Tournament delivering the Price.

D Medieval initial letter, Middle ages book illustration

Initial letter

DURING the progress of the Tournament, the scaffolds surrounding the field were crowded with ladies, who encouraged the combatants by their smiles. They not unfrequently gave to some favoured knight a glove or a handkerchief, which he was to defend against the field. To a lady also was reserved the office of delivering the prize to the victor in the Tournament each day. Our engraving representing this ceremony, forms the last of the series of drawings by King Rene. In the Traite des Tournois, we have especial directions relating to this part of the day’s amusement. When the “jugesdiseurs,” or umpires, had given their judgment, the king of arms announced it to the Knight who had been decided the victor in the day’s contest, and, attended by the heralds and poursuivants, conducted him to the Lady of the Tournament. Continue reading