Images of women from paintings the 15th century by artists working primarily in the northwestern part of Europe. It is intended to show examples of the predominant trends in upper class clothing from the era. The focus is on representations of real clothing, thus some of the more highly stylized "allegorical" clothing is not included.
Discourse on the change in clothing styles across Europe throughout the medieval period.
Details an archeological dig in Hull, England, which includes very intact burial garb, mostly very early houpelands
Scroll down to see mention and image of a 15th century stone effigy in Kilfenora, Ireland
Scroll down to Slide No 40, and onwards
(page courtesy of State University College at Oneonta, New York)
Traces fashions for women's clothing in England from the fifth through fifteenth centuries
Stefan's Florilegium's entry on houpelands
A detail from Jacques Iverny's "Hero and Heroine" c. 1420
Image of Houpelands being worn.
An image of a current Hennin
A description of how houpeland are worn (use the normal caution with Norris' work)
A description of how hopelandes developed and are cut
Some doctor's robes that look very much like houppelandes without belts. Look at folios 85 v, 86 r, 86 v and 87 r (bottom of page)
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What is this? This is The Garbindex - a guide to making garb for recreationists (ie how to sew clothes that will make you look genuinely medieval, when 'playing' with such groups as the SCA, doing LARP - or even making something really genuine for drama.)
Use these resources to find resources that will help you create clothing that looks great - and real!