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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Mar, 2016 8:34 pm    Post subject: Early Medieval clothing weave?         Reply with quote

Based on what I can dig up, the dominant fabric materials of the late Viking era through the Early Medieval period were woolen weaves and possibly linen. My questions is: what weight and weave would be worn on what part of the body? I am familiar with some hand knits and naalbinding for socks and hats and maybe shirts, but what patterns and weights would most central or western european kotes/tunics or hose be woven out of? Was linen just for undergarments?
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar, 2016 6:55 am    Post subject: Early Medieval clothing weave?         Reply with quote

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I think you should ask an expert (?) on medieval clothing here in this forum.
Maybe he can answer your questions.

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar, 2016 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: Early Medieval clothing weave?         Reply with quote

Shahril Dzulkifli wrote:
I think you should ask an expert (?) on medieval clothing here in this forum.
Maybe he can answer your questions.


Shahril -

This is the precise reason why he has posted the question on the forum. He's asking our community for help. There is no reason to point out the obvious to him.

Sometimes it appears that you're simply posting so that you can bump an unanswered topic to the top. Please stop doing this. Instead, limit your posting to times where you are adding something of value to the topic.

Ideally, we want more signal than noise on this site.

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd look here although its bit later. It doesn't change much

http://www.museumoflondonshop.co.uk/store/pro...Staniland/


then maybe the icelandic bog burials, although cant recall what linen is there. Skjoldehamn kirtle (1000-1210), Kragelund man's kirtle (1045-1155)

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lots of info here
I don't know enough to confirm the accuracy but it looks good
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/cloth/bockhome.html
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Mar, 2016 10:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gregory Liebau has previously shared this link on Armour Archive. If you want really detailed information, it's a good example of the sort of academic research into textiles which is available.
https://www.academia.edu/6039908/Textile_Remnants_in_the_Archaeological_Heritage_in_the_Charpathian_basin_from_the_10th-11th_century

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