Medieval Women's Clothes
look at information about medieval women's
They cover what buying options
were available and to whom, custom made clothing, the way clothes
were cleaned and stored, what the clothes were called, a look
at interpreting costume when depicted in historical art and the
laws made by royalty which governed what the rest of the population
could and couldn't wear, down to the fabric and furs which could
and couldn't be used and by whom. These laws were known as Sumptuary
The pages which look at aspects
of women's clothing generally are as follows:
Clothes for the classes: Peasant, Working Class, Merchant Class
and Noblewomen. New or secondhand? Custom made or off the rack?
from historical art
Interpreting contemporary artworks to make medieval clothes
Clothing regulations for different classes.
of clothing names
What's that clothing or accessory called?
Care, storage and laundering techniques of medieval clothes.
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