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Medieval Costume, Armor and Weapons

Eduar Wagner, Zoroslava Drobna, Jan Durdik
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Costumes of the first half of the 15th century from the MS De moribus et ofĄciis viuentium in Prague Cathedral Chapter Library, ref. no. G. 42. (x) A blacksmith — part of the anvil is shown — wearing hose and boots, a tunic with elbow-length sleeves (beneath these he has long, narrow undersleeves); he also wears a leather apron and cloth cap. (2) An innkeeper with a neat tunic gathered in by a belt, wearing a capehood; also hose and shoes. ()


Male Czech costume of the year 1432. A cote-hardi that is close-fitting down to the hips, but more fully cut below and reaching almost to the knees; a wide ornamental belt is worn well below the waist. Sleeves are either long and narrow or full; sometimes they arc full to the elbow and then slit) forming long, hanging tippet of material which reaches almost down to the ground, lined with another material of a contrasting colour.


Czech workingmen’s costumes from the end of the 14th century to the first half of the i 5th century. (i) A woodcutter in full, knee-length tunic gathered in at the waist, wearing a hood with a scalloped lower edge; end of the 14th century.


Upper-cIass Czech male costumes.

Czech male costume 15th century.

Czech male costumes from the years 1430—40. (i) The tunic of the jailor from the painting “St. James tends the Sick”. It is caught up in the front. He wears boots with three straps. () The executioner in the painting “The Capture of St. James” wears a tunic that is slit down the centre front and Lined with a diiërent material; he has a length of cloth twisted round his waist and a cloak, lined with contrasting material,