a sheep pen (wiki commons)
a dining scene (wiki commons)
playing a game in a (very windy) garden (wiki commons)
It is fascinating to see how this resource has been used to reconstruct medieval clothing, as shown in the video below:
A snippet of a plainsong transcribed from the Luttrell Psalter can be heard in the background of the clothes video, and performed here:
The Luttrell Psalter is currently held in the British Library.
Joan Lennon's website.
Joan Lennon's blog.
The Wickit Chronicles. (my medieval adventure series for 8-12 year olds)
Absolutely fascinating and I love plainsong.
I think the maid's outfit should be brought back: simple and comfortable.
But wouldn't they have put their stockings on first, while still in their shifts? - Though I suppose, if it was cold, they'd want to get something warmer on straight away.
Yes, I love the maid's outfit too. And the stockings look a lot easier to get into than tights - though I expect they tended to droop.
So interesting to see the clothes and head-dresses assembled on real people and the plainsong background was a delight.
This is is such an interesting post, thank you. I do wish that we could go back to this way of dressing.
Thanks for your comments - and weren't the shoes great! I'd love to have some pairs of those!
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