Cloak is in the German Museum in Nuremberg.
It is definitely leather, as I have seen
the whole outfit in that museum. It 's not a bunch of random patches
though. It was made from one, possibly two hides made very soft and thin
and then decorated with matching embroidery. If you are thinking of a
patchwork cape, this isn't one.
From: Marybeth Lavrakas [mailto:katrous@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 6:22 AM
Subject: [Authentic_SCA] Re: leather cloak
There's a surviving pilgrim's outfit (cloak, tall hat,
other pieces) that I'm pretty sure is made of leather
(and looks just like an illustration in Patterns of
Fashion). The museum is in Germany? Austria? Oh, drat
it. I hope someone else knows what I'm talking about!!
Lady Kateryn Rous, CP
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