Tag Archives: Monastic clothing

Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury.

Saint Thomas Becket. England 12th century bishop

St. Thomas à Becket

Thomas Becket. Archbishop of Canterbury (1118-1170).

It is not a little remarkable that the only Romish shrine which has been publicly brought to notice in England during the last few years is that of à Becket, the representative of the unyielding supremacy of that church, which still demands not only spiritual but temporal power. Continue reading

China Jesuit missionary costume.

China Jesuit missionary costume. Traditional Ecclesiastical clothing. Asian dress

Jesuit missionary in China

China Jesuit missionary costume, 1843.

Jésuite missionnaire à la Chine.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

Associated with:  The Rise of Monachism. Monastic costumes history.

Crusaders in the 12th and 13 Century. Monastic robes and armor.

The Crusaders. 12th and 13 Century. Middle ages knights armor.

Crusaders, Outremer in the 12th and 13th century

Crusaders in the 12th and 13 Century. Monastic robes and armor.

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12th century clothing. Nobility, Pope, Jewish, Crusader

Nobility, Pope, Jewish clothing, Crusader. Middle ages costumes.

12th century clothing. Roman pope and king.

12th century clothing. Nobility, Pope, Jewish, Crusader

Medieval chivalary. Gothic fashion era.
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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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Costumes of the 11th century. Monastic, Normanns, Crusaders.

Crusaders, Monk, Bishop costumes, Knight, middle ages cavalry. Tournament, 11th century, military costumes, Chivalry,

Costumes of the 11th century.

Costumes of the 11th century. Monastic, Normanns, Crusaders Nobility costumes.

Costumes during the middle ages 1000 A.C., Byzantine, Romanesque, Pregothic, Gothic era. Continue reading

Praying Mevlevi Dervish costume. Searching for the Divine.

Praying Mevlevi Dervish costume. Dervishes clothing, Sufism in Turkey.

Praying Mevleni Dervish

Praying Mevlevi Dervish costume.

One of the most famous and celebrated dervish was living in southern Turkey, the city of Konya, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. Rumi (born 1207, died 1273) was a Persian mystic and one of the greatest Persian-language poet of the Middle Ages. Of his dervishes and followers later he called Maulana. According to him, the Mevlevi Dervish Order is named.
The monks of the Order of Mevleni turn when praying in a circle. It is a deeply impressive moment of devotion. In Konya, it is also possible to attend this prayer as a layman.
These Islamic monks are immediately assigned based on their clothing to the Islamic order of Mevleni or Mewlana.

The Dervishes are highly honored by the Islamic community. In contrast to the Imam (The religious and political leader of the Islamic community in succession to the Prophet Mohammad), the scribes of Islam, the dervishes are the mystics.
The “holy crazy“ that stands outside of human reality. One whose thinking and feeling constantly revolves around God. The Sufi is the guardian of the secret teachings, the truth of Islam. In the Christian comparable with the monks on Mount Athos in northern Greece, or the early hermits, unlike the bureaucrats, the guardians of the dogma in the Vatican. One is the essence, the other politics. Or in other words, the chaos, the female and the life from the certainty of a birthing intuition, the other of the intellect, the knowledge of Apollo by the Spirit. Matriarchy and patriarchy.

From the book: Stamboul, Recollections of Eastern Life by Amedeo Preziosi. Published by Lemercier Paris 1861.
Related Gallery: The Costume of Turkey by Octavian Dalvimart. Printed by Howlett and Brimmer. Published in London, 1804.

Sufism at the Smithsonian: Searching for the Divine through the Arts

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Greek Orthodox Bishop 1857

Greek Orthodox Bishop costume. Metropolitan of Mount Athos. Priest clothing.

Greek Orthodox Bishop

Greek Orthodox Bishop 1857

Greek bishop dressed in a Rhason (Rhason the word in Greek means “used, worn garment.”). The Rhason is wider than the Talar has long sleeves and is usually black. If the priest is preparing for the liturgy, he puts the Rhason and pulls on the robe, the tunic, the alb, the other about to vestments.  Continue reading

Traditional Japan costumes 19th century by Auguste Racinet.

Traditional Japan costumes. 19th century. Antique Kimono. Buddhist monks clothing

Japan costumes 19th century.

Japan costumes 19th century.

Japan costumes of Riksha or jinrikisha man with a distinguished Japanese woman with servant. Buddist monks on high wooden shoes and traditional garb. A traditionally dressed Japanese peasant, she carries with her child on her back. A Japanese musician playing traditional stringed instrument called koto. In the background a geisha dancing with a fan and dressed in an elegant kimono.

‘Le Costume Historique’ by Auguste Racinet.
Lithographed by Chataignon for Firmin Didot.
Paris 1876-1888

The Alba. Liturgical costume. 13th century.

Middle ages Monastic costumes. Medieval Ecclesiastical costumes

Alba linen 13th century

The Alba. Liturgical costume. Germany 13th century.

Alba linen. Munich, Bavarian National Museum. 13th Century. Embroidered inserts applied.

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