> I have yet to see a definitive reproduction of a bliaut that really,
> truly duplicates what we see in the sculptures.
> Where can I get a good look at these sculptures? Or any paintings of
I suspect Rashid is referring to the sculptures from the west portal to
Chartes Cathedral. (They're sort of the go-to source for bliaut
enthusiasts.) You can see them at
(items 3, 4, 6, and 9), and on any number of other sites.
There are good photos of a couple, as well as images from a few other
sources, in Aíbell ingen Dairmata's "A 12th Century Bliaut"
"bliaut notes" in the text if you don't want to miss any.
"Bliaut: A 12th century court gown"
> has smaller photos, but more
of them. Again, some additional images (from manuscripts) are
You might also be interested in "The Beautiful Bliaut: Haute Couture of
the Twelfth Century", by Lady Arianne de Chateaumichel
>. It doesn't include
images, but it does list, describe, and discuss various sources.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra