A MEDIEVAL WOMAN'S LIFE - AT HOME
- BIRTHS - WEDDINGS - DIVORCE - DEATHS - MANNERS - EDUCATION - EMPLOYMENT
CLOTHES - ITEMS OF CLOTHING - DRESS ACCESSORIES FABRICS & SEWING BEAUTY, HEALTH & HYGIENE MY TALKS MY SEWING MY ARTIFACTS BIBLIOGRAPHY LINKS
Items of Medieval Women's Clothing
items of medieval clothing are known by more than name. The basic medieval
dress may be known at different periods of time or different regions
as different things. Thus, a tunic, kirtle, kyrtle,
cote or gown may be essentially the same garment; or at
other time periods, a completely different one.
The following pages look at the different pieces of clothing and dress accessories which make up a medieval woman's outfit.
Although she is Italian and my main field
of interest is English, I've chosen Margherita Datini, the wife of a
wealthy merchant and a member of the upper classes, to serve as our
model woman. She is pictured at right.
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