www.racaire.com - 12th century headdress – red silk fillet II - with embroidery & small glass beads by Racaire

www.racaire.com - 12th century headdress – red silk fillet II - with embroidery & small glass beads by Racaire

…my white 12th century silk “Trapunto” underdress finished! :D. To date, this is the only technique that I have seen that correctly recreates the look of a 12th century chemise.

…my white 12th century silk “Trapunto” underdress finished! :D. To date, this is the only technique that I have seen that correctly recreates the look of a 12th century chemise.

Medieval Europe, 12th-13th century THE MODE IN HATS AND HEADDRESS, by R. Turner Wilcox--chinstraps make my life complete

Medieval Europe, 12th-13th century THE MODE IN HATS AND HEADDRESS, by R. Turner Wilcox--chinstraps make my life complete

Chess piece in the form of a Warder (Rook) or Pawn, 12th century, Scandinavian, Whale ivory.

Chess piece in the form of a Warder (Rook) or Pawn, 12th century, Scandinavian, Whale ivory.

Msc. Bibl. 59 from Bamberg work of Petrus Lombardus in the 12th century.  Great examples of the white linen chainse outer garment.  In the bottom row we can even see side lacing holes.

Msc. Bibl. 59 from Bamberg work of Petrus Lombardus in the 12th century. Great examples of the white linen chainse outer garment. In the bottom row we can even see side lacing holes.

Saint Brigid from Stuttgart Passional. German 1120-1135

Saint Brigid from Stuttgart Passional. German 1120-1135

I stumbled across a conversation on a message board in which a guy was curious about a typical medieval kingdom’s resources—specifically, how many villages and towns a kingdom might encompass…

The Medieval Kingdom

I stumbled across a conversation on a message board in which a guy was curious about a typical medieval kingdom’s resources—specifically, how many villages and towns a kingdom might encompass…

Ladies wielding swords in the loose gowns of the first half of the century.  Manuscript:  BL Cotton MS Titus D XVI Psychomachia Folio 26v Dating:1120 From:  St Albans, England Holding Institution:  British Library

Ladies wielding swords in the loose gowns of the first half of the century. Manuscript: BL Cotton MS Titus D XVI Psychomachia Folio 26v Dating:1120 From: St Albans, England Holding Institution: British Library

An amazingly intact pair of late 12th century polychrome (painted) wood sculptures depicting cloaks and clothing typical of the period.

An amazingly intact pair of late 12th century polychrome (painted) wood sculptures depicting cloaks and clothing typical of the period.

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