Tag: 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.

Two ladies of Siena on the harp and organ. Italy 13th century.

costumes, medieval, Italy, 13th century, fashion, middle ages, Henry Shaw, Sienna.

COSTUME, in the west of Europe, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, was not strikingly characteristic of difference of countries. When, however, we pass to the south, and enter the warm clime and free states of Italy, we find the dresses of all classes have an entirely different character.

Anglo-Saxon fashion history. England c. 460 to 1066.

Saxon, Anglo-Saxon, costume, history, England

The Saxon costume period, c. 460 to 1066. With the advent of this period we leave to a certain extent the region of conjecture, and enter within the bounds of… Read More