Category: 14th Century

Fashion and Costumes during the 14th century.

Byzantine Orthodox. Abyssinian. Patriarchal type. The imperial family.

Byzantine, Emperor, Princes, Imperial, Orthodox, churches, Abyssinia,

Byzantium and Abyssinia. Patriarchal type. The Maronites and the Byzantine Orthodox churches. The Abyssinian Cross. Emperor of the Eastern Empire and Princes of the Imperial Family. The Tiara and the Crown.

Medieval civil and war costumes of Italy, France and England. The Litter.

Cotte-hardie, pourpoint, Litter, Knights, squires, Middle ages, clothing, costumes, armour,

The close costume of the 14th century. Knights and squires habit of dressing. The footwear. The main piece of clothing for women at that time was the cotte hardie, a close-fitting, short-sleeved skirt, which made the body shapes stand out plastically.

Opus Anglicanum. The Syon Cope. Ecclesiastical needlework.

Syon Cope, Opus Anglicanum, ecclesiastical, needlework, middle ages,

The Syon Cope.
A fine example of the ecclesiastical needlework for which England was noted in the thirteenth century; presented to the Duke of Northumberland by refugee nuns from Portugal, to whose convent it belonged, and whom he sheltered at Syon House during the Continental troubles of the early nineteenth century.