To my (uneducated) eye, it looks as if there are two layers of the "skirt" portions of the clothing at Mary's left knee. The draping and folds around the shoulders suggests to me a short (waist-length?) rectangular or semi-circular cloak fastened on the left shoulder, or else moved around temporarily from being worn fastened in the center.
I am envisioning a short-sleeved linen tunic with a sleeveless wool or linen tunic over it, both with long front openings, and the cloak to cover arms and front openings.
Since Hildesheim is in Germany, I am wondering if maybe sleeveless clothing was used there more than in England?
Joy Goodin(a newbie who is thinking about joining the SCA, and is researching garb)
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