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Early Middle Ages

Collection by Jose Blanco

Jose Blanco
Liripipe - a hood with a long, hanging peak, worn originally by medieval academics and later adopted for general wear in the and centuries. Medieval Fashion, Medieval Clothing, Antique Clothing, Medieval Costume, Medieval Dress, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, Sewing Dress, 14th Century Clothing

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Chaperon - a hooded shoulder cape with a hanging tail, usually called a liripipe, cornet, or tippet.

Byzantine cloisonne ring gold and Century. Byzantine Jewelry, Renaissance Jewelry, Medieval Jewelry, Byzantine Art, Ancient Jewelry, Antique Rings, Antique Gold, Antique Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry


Byzantine jewelry elevated new heights within the craftsmanship. The pinnacle of ornate and opulent jewelry was favored by many.

Mark Meissen 1200 - Don't look too closely. Medieval Dress, Medieval Fair, Medieval Party, Renaissance Costume, Medieval Costume, Renaissance Clothing, Medieval Fashion, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing


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pourpoint: heavily padded and quilted, it was worn by soldiers under their armor so that they could be comfortable wearing their armor. Medieval Costume, Medieval Armor, Medieval Fashion, Medieval Clothing, Historical Costume, Historical Clothing, 15th Century Fashion, 14th Century, Armor Clothing

Pourpoint was an article of clothing that was worn by the knights. This provided padding and was used as an undergarment. It was heavily quilted and padded in key places where sharp parts of the armor contacted the skin. It was close-fitting and a long-sleeved shirt that buttoned down the front. It was also tailored in the arm sockets

Medieval Vestments designed by A. Pugin Medieval Vestments designed by A. Priest Robes, Priest Costume, Medieval Clothing, Historical Clothing, Catholic Priest, Roman Catholic, Early Middle Ages, Textiles, Anglo Saxon

A look into the medieval parish church's vestry: on vestments

An overview on why churchmen wear vestments, how they came to be sacred, and what they looked like in medieval western Europe.

This showcases both men and women's dress during the late Middle Ages. This also shows a kirtle, which was an under garment worn by men and women. Medieval Hats, Medieval Life, Medieval Costume, Medieval Fashion, Medieval Dress, Medieval Clothing, 15th Century Fashion, 14th Century Clothing, 15th Century Dress

Medieval Kirtle

After making a medieval smock, it was time for a kirtle! Definitions are tricky, and I’m no expert on Medieval fashion, but as far as I could find the term ‘kirtle’ generally just…

Byzantine Mosaics of Angels from Sicily Byzantine Mosaics, Byzantine Icons, Byzantine Art, Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Fall Of Constantinople, Ravenna Italy, Early Middle Ages, Popular Art, Religious Icons

Byzantine Mosaics of Angels from Sicily - Hagia Sophia History

Byzantine Mosaics- Mosaics were one of the most popular art forms in the Byzantine Empire. Produced from the 4th to 15th centuries. The mosaics are made of stone, marble, and often coarse crystals.

The so-called “Dalmatic of Charlemagne”. Gift of the Patriarch of Constantinople, Isidore of Kiev to Pope Eugene IV The only medieval liturgical vestment kept in. Medieval Clothing, Medieval Art, Historical Clothing, Historical Photos, Men's Clothing, Textiles, Holy Art, Art Du Monde, Evolution Of Fashion

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mediumaevum: “ The so-called “Dalmatic of Charlemagne”. Eleventh century. Gift of the Patriarch of Constantinople, Isidore of Kiev (1439) to Pope Eugene IV (1431-1447) The only medieval liturgical...

This is an example of the jewelry pieces worn by Byzantine empresses: a gold bracelet dating approximately to AD 400. Jewelers at the time possessed a variety of artisanal skills including goldworking. Byzantine Gold, Byzantine Jewelry, Ancient Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Gold Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Medieval Jewelry, Viking Jewelry, Gold Sheets

Byzantine Jewelry

This is an example of the jewelry pieces worn by Byzantine empresses: a gold bracelet dating approximately to AD 400. Jewelers at the time possessed a variety of artisanal skills including goldworking.

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On Yer Heade: Part II

Period Head Coverings Or alternately, What Hat Goes with My Outfit? 13th Century This post comes from a class I taught. It evolved from me standing in front of the mirror, event after event, trying…

The monks of the middle ages lead very simple lives as they do today. They did not have as much money as the secular part of the clergy did, so they wore just black, white, or brown hooded robes with a belt tied around the waist. Larp, Priest Robes, Priest Clothing, Priest Outfit, Santo Angelo, Middle Ages Clothing, Middle Age Fashion, Early Middle Ages, Holy Symbol

Clothing of the Middle Ages

Hi guys! My theme today is the average age ... Well, back then few people smoke here Afford to dress elegantly. The clergy was dresses in long dresses and dark wool, and went bareffot or with shoes couro. Were always with props from his religon. The nobility, as a way to cultivate obedience, wore very fine clothes.Often the clothes were embroidered with gold and contained many gems. The people dressed in plain clothes and practices for their profession, they were generally simple tunics and…

Richly Decorated Tunic, A. Tapestry weave in polychrome and undyed wool on plain-weave ground of undyed wool; applied borders with pattern and brocading weft in polychrome wool and undyed linen. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Textiles, Egypt Museum, Early Middle Ages, Byzantine Art, Museum Studies, Early Christian, Fashion Project, Tapestry Weaving, Historical Clothing

Richly Decorated Tunic | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tunic with Red-Ground Ornaments Featuring Late Antique MotifsThe bright colors, bold schematic figures, and contrasting vegetal tracery of the ornamental insets give this fine woolen tunic a strong visual appeal

Byzantine textiles were woven and created on specialized looms that originated from Asia. While the most luxurious textiles were woven by silk and were given to those that were considered wealthy. Textiles, Textile Patterns, Byzantine Architecture, Art And Architecture, Fall Of Constantinople, Art Roman, Early Middle Ages, Byzantine Art, Dark Ages

Byzantine Textile

Byzantine textiles were woven on special looms that was adopted from Asia. The textiles that showed Byzantine wealth were woven with silk.