Frankish king King Charles II the Bald, with two pages, Carolingian 9th century. Charles II the Bald (born 823 † 877), was from the noble family of the Carolingians, West Frankish… Read More
The history of costumes. Twenty-ninth arch. X. Century. Illustration by A. Müller. Munich picture sheet no. 592.
Frankish king and queen. The history of costumes. Twenty-ninth arch. X. Century. Illustration by A. Müller. Munich picture sheet no. 592.
Earliest times of the Carolingian period — Variety of costume in the provinces — Fashions in the Duchy of France — French taste dating from the eleventh century — Luxury increases with each generation — The dominical —The “bliaud” — Canes of apple-wood — Women in the twelfth century — Headdresses — “Afiche” — Serpent-tails — Pelisses — The thirteenth century — “Greves” and veils are in fashion — The “couvre-chef” in the fourteenth century — The skirt, or “cotte-hardie,” surcoat, or overall, or overskirt, cape, trained skirt, and “gauze” — Accessories — Emblazoned gowns — Various kinds of stuffs.
The Carolingian fashion of the nobility is still strongly influenced by the Roman fashion, mixed with Germanic and Byzantine styles.