Clothing info I have found
- I have found three different names for clothing in other books, but do
not know if it fits into the medieval era.
Could someone set me straight?
- --- pubd2b <pubd2b@...> wrote:
> I have found three different names for clothing in other books, butGreetings!
> not know if it fits into the medieval era.
> 1. leine
> 2. bliaut
> 3. trewes
They all fit into the medieval era, the leine is gaelic (Irish and
Scottish)of varying styles throughout the medieval period (tight
fitting sleaves early and large floppy sleaves by the late 16th cent).
The bliaut is more anglo-normanish (like, 8th to 12th cent? I'm not
sure). And by trewes, are you thinking of the tighter fitting kind?
There are depictions in the book of Kells of men wearing triubhas
(gaelic sp. of trewes) of varying length (knee to ankle).
Has anyone mentioned the work of H.F. McClintock to you yet? If you are
lucky enough to find it in a library, look for "Old Irish and Highland
-Cainnech ruad mcGuairi, OL
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