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la Bordure

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Example of medieval use of spangels on a belt. 14th century - [Middle English spangel, diminutive of spange, from Middle Dutch, clasp; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.] Led to spangles meaning "small sparkling objects, as in spangles of light and star-spangled banner..."

Example of medieval use of spangels on a belt. 14th century - [Middle English spangel, diminutive of spange, from Middle Dutch, clasp; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.] Led to spangles meaning "small sparkling objects, as in spangles of light and star-spangled banner..."

12th century merchant at Lenzburg 2013. Comthurey Alpinum, 12th century Medieval Reenactment 1180 ad. Photo: Matthias Knuser

12th century merchant at Lenzburg 2013. Comthurey Alpinum, 12th century Medieval Reenactment 1180 ad. Photo: Matthias Knuser

Original band from Birka grave 824. Birka Twining Pattern Weaving Instructions

Original band from Birka grave 824. Birka Twining Pattern Weaving Instructions

"Something wrong?" Ivar looked up. "Uh, no... I'm just used to red grapes." He smiled. "Oh! Than you must be South of here! What brings you to this area?" Ivar frowned. "Business."

"Something wrong?" Ivar looked up. "Uh, no... I'm just used to red grapes." He smiled. "Oh! Than you must be South of here! What brings you to this area?" Ivar frowned. "Business."

Detail on the left of the buttons and buttonholes. All pictures thanks to the Oxford Preservation Trust. Janet Arnold dated the doublet to 1625-30

Detail on the left of the buttons and buttonholes. All pictures thanks to the Oxford Preservation Trust. Janet Arnold dated the doublet to 1625-30

Garde corps    Dark blue woolen garde-corps inspired by illuminations in Codex Manesse (1300-1320). In the period between the second half of 13th and early 15th centuries it was in the western Europe a wide spread sort of overcoat, worn by both men and women. It used to have typical, long and wider, nearly rectangular sleeves with slits on their front side, looser cut and often a hood. The gown is made form 100% cut wool, nearly all hand-made.

Garde corps Dark blue woolen garde-corps inspired by illuminations in Codex Manesse (1300-1320). In the period between the second half of 13th and early 15th centuries it was in the western Europe a wide spread sort of overcoat, worn by both men and women. It used to have typical, long and wider, nearly rectangular sleeves with slits on their front side, looser cut and often a hood. The gown is made form 100% cut wool, nearly all hand-made.

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