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Bridal couple of the early Middle Ages
 
 

Period: Middle Ages, 12th century

The bride's dress consists of a cotte (undergarment), a bliaut (outer garment) and a semicircular cape.
The cotte was crafted from undyed stinging nettle fabric. It is laced at the back using handmade eyelets. The buttons and the corresponding buttonholes are also made by hand. With the appropriate accessories this cotte can also be worn without outer garment.

The outer garment is made of hand-woven silk. It was crafted based on an original cut, which could be reconstructed due to grave finds. The very tight-fitting top is laced at the sides. The necessary eyelets were also sewn by hand. Small gores, i.e. triangular fabric pieces, ensure the incredible width of the skirt. A cape made of dark blue wool fabric completes the ensemble.


The groom's tunic of dark blue stinging nettle fabric goes perfectly with the bride's dress. The high standing collar and the golden metal braids at hem and sleeves create a noble and festive impression. A semicircular woolen cape of the same color as the bride’s bliaut complements the suit.

 
 
Price category: F + F