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Blog about belts in the Middle Ages No specific info about this belt, but plenty of links for further research.

Belts and girdles are fairly common in illustrations and portraiture from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, so this webpage instead focuses on extant examples of various styles. For more on belts and belt-buckles, plenty of links.

Pourpoint     This dress is based on extant original which belonged to Charles de Blois (second half of the 14th century). Pattern is here. Clothing also include hood with dagges, embroidered belt, woolen embroidered hoses and flat soles hinged-pattens. Pictures of those parts are on next pages.

Pourpoint This dress is based on extant original which belonged to Charles de Blois (second half of the century). Clothing also include hood with dagges, embroidered belt, woolen embroidered hoses and flat soles hinged-pattens.

Houpelande of Jan Zhorelecky made from velvet. Usually worn with belt and decorated with fur, 1396

Jan ze Zgorzelca houppelande - Houpelande of Jan Zhorelecky made from velvet. Usually worn with belt and decorated with fur, 1396

Belt Fitments  13th-early 14th centuries Gold  Covering the period from the 13th to the end of the15th centuries, the collection of artifacts and objects of everyday life from the Golden Horde Khanate contains items produced in all regions of this enormous state, which stretched from the Danube to the River Irtysh in Siberia.

collection of artifacts and objects of everyday life from the Golden Horde Khanate contains items produced in all regions of this enormous state, which stretched from the Danube to the River Irtysh in Siberia.

Fragment of a Girdle  Date: ca. 1500  Geography: Made in, Upper Rhineland, Germany  Culture: German  Medium: Silver, silver gilt  Dimensions: L. 85 cm., H. 3.2 cm. (33 1/2, 1 1/4 in.)  Classification: Metalwork-Silver  Accession Number: 1972.138

Fragment of a Girdle Date: ca. 1500 Geography: Made in Upper Rhineland, Germany Culture: German Medium: Silver, silver gilt Dimensions: L.) Classification: Metalwork-Silver Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1972 Accession Number:

Bocksten Man - well preserved man's clothing 2nd half of 14th century, Vaberg Museum

Bocksten Man - well preserved man's clothing half of century, Vaberg Museum. On this image the Museums director is wearing the original garments!

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Buckle detail This would make a good belt to hang a quiver from, since the upper belt wouldn't distort from the weight hanging form the lower belt.

Belt for a noble lady (1375-1400), Cleveland museum of art

Italian lady's belt - basse-taille enamel and gilding on silver, silver thread, cast and chased gilt-silver buckle x 1 x in.) - Cleveland Museum of Art

A 15th century belt of an abbess. Grey wool belt, with ivory fittings. (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen-Âge) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi.

A century belt of an abbess. Grey wool belt, with ivory fittings. century, the late Middle Ages (Western Europe)

Tunic, sword and belt of Fernando de la Cerda,13th Century. Found in the Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas, in Burgos, Spain.

Tunic, sword and belt of Fernando de la Century. Found in the Royal Monastery of Las Huelgas, in Burgos, Spain.(ha-If I remember correctly, cerda means pig?

Embroidered Aumonière, 14th century. From the Benedictine Abbey of St. Mihiel.

Embroidered Aumonière with gold thread and silk, and fantastic knot-knobs! From the Benedictine Abbey of St. (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen-Âge) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi. angel and griffin

El Arte de la Orfebrería y Joyería : octubre 2013

Medieval Gold Heart-shaped Brooch with sword clasp, maker unknown,ca. VAM The Chakatagrery Siro

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