I have been studying hunting and hunters in the Middle Ages and the
consensus on special hunting clothing is that there wasn't any (except for
the fancy social gathering type of formal hunts as depicted in the Duc de
Berry's Book of Hours). Just about the only mention I have found is with
regards to color - green was the preferred color for hunting.
Functional is the word for it snug fit, and no long drapey stuff - I can't
see that the rules would be any different for an archer.
Marguerite fitz William, JdL
Equestrian Champion - Shire of Earnrokke
Courtier to Their Excellencies, Hauk and Rosamund of Aquaterra
Aide de Venerie
Motto: Et Hoc Quoque Transibit
Or, a natural panther stantant contourney sable, on a chief invected vert,
] On Behalf
Of Christine Taylor
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:38 AM
Subject: RE: [SCA-Garb] Re: period outfit
Quite right, Dulcia. And even in the 12th century, tight straight sleeves
are commonly seen in illuminations, especially in Germany/Austria. You
really can't go wrong with this type of sleeve.
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