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In the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, there resides the remains of a c.1150-1190 quilted leather aketon* found at Cornmarket/Bridge St, Dublin

remains of a quilted leather aketon* found at Cornmarket/Bridge St, Dublin, currently In the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

The five layer sandwich construction consists of a central layer of wool fleece, covered with rough linen and fine linen on the outside. Some of the fleece may eventually have been stuffed in after stitching but there is clear evidence for the sewing thread penetrating the fleece layer in at least one section.

The five layer sandwich construction consists of a central layer of wool fleece…

Coat found in a Liechestershire coal mine and dated to late 1400s-early 1500s. In blue and yellow. Belonged to a miner, but likely came from higher up the social scale.

Coat found in a Leicestershire coal mine and dated to late In blue and yellow. Belonged to a miner, but likely came from higher up the social scale.

"Fahne Karls des Großen" (Heroldsrock) GNM  Inventarnummer:  T548  Datierung:  frühes 15. Jh.  Material/Technik:  Seide, Metallstickerei, Leinen?

"Fahne Karls des Großen" (Heroldsrock) GNM Inventarnummer: T548 Datierung: frühes 15. Jh. Material/Technik: Seide, Metallstickerei, Leinen?

Woolen (?) textile from the Fishamble Street site in Dublin (Viking period).  From the National Museum of Ireland.

National Museum of Ireland – a tour of the conservation facility

) textile from the Fishamble Street site in Dublin (Viking period). From the National Museum of Ireland.

The tip of a gore in the Saint Louis tunic Shirt of St. Luis - from 13th century is shown in Notre Dame Cathedral Treasury, Paris

Not but good detail: Shirt, museum of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It is believed to have belonged to King Louis IX of France, later canonized as Saint Louis 1214 -

Full-length photograph of the Guddal shirt (skjorte), Norway ca. 1035- 1165 CE. Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen, InventoryNo : 030992, Motif : Guddal-drakten, BRM 31/2. Forsida. Vrangen. (Kors.BRM.31/5), Photographer : Ann-Mari Olsen.

Full-length photograph of the Guddal shirt (skjorte), Norway ca. Museum : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen, InventoryNo : Motif : Guddal-drakten, BRM Forsida.

Pleated wool textile from Gamla Lödöse, Sweden. Ca. 1250-1350 CE, Find number C 326:3, Inventory number 27600. Source: Statens historiska museum & Kringla.nu.

Pleated wool textile from Gamla Lödöse, Sweden. CE, Find number C Inventory number Source: Statens historiska museum Kringla.

History of the Border Reivers...the picture looks like it could be our guys!

History of the Border Reivers.the picture looks like it could be our guys!

Woven band with animals in vine roundels. 12th century. Photo credit: (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Cluny Museum - National Museum of the Middle Ages)

Woven band with animals in vine roundels. Photo credit: (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Cluny Museum - National Museum of the Middle Ages)

"Is This Norway's Oldest Mitten?" another photograph of the Viking Age mitten from Lendbreen, photograph by Hallgeir Aunan/NRK.

"Is This Norway's Oldest Mitten?" photograph of the Viking Age mitten found by a shrinking glacier in the mountains of south Norway in from Lendbreen, photograph by Hallgeir Aunan/NRK.

An article on the Cope of Saint Martin by Les Guerriers du Moyen-Age, which is a surviving section of an original gambeson dated by analysis to between 1160 and 1270. Padded glove, sleeve and upper body... in silk and linen.

An article on the Cope of Saint Martin by Les Guerriers du Moyen-Age, which is a surviving section of an original gambeson dated by analysis to between 1160 and Padded glove, sleeve and upper body.

Young man on the procession to the Mount.(bearing of the Cross) Note the quilting pattern. Northwall. Andrea di Bonaiuto 1366-67. Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy

Young man on the procession to the Mount.(bearing of the Cross) Note the quilting pattern. Andrea di Bonaiuto Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy Quilted clothes were high fashion for a while.

cote.jpg jacque du prince noir 1376

Arming Cote of Black Prince made from blue and red velvet, embroidered, padded with raw cotton often called cotton wool, lined with satin and quilted vertically (ca A comparative study of extant garments relevant to East Denmark in the mid-to-late Century

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