Today we present to you a fabulous late medieval tunic as part of a 14th century Bulgarian nobleman reconstruction.
This is a somewhat universal type of medieval tunic. Garments like that have been worn throughout the Middle Ages all over Europe. This one, however, is based on murals and archaeological finds from Bulgaria and the Balkans.
The tunic model is designed according to 14th century fashion and is based on patterns and tailoring practices as seen in various late medieval clothing examples.
As for the materials, it’s made of fine dark red wool, yellow linen lining and gorgeous Byzantine-style silk. The silk has beautiful woven medallions with griffins, birds and two-headed eagles in traditional Byzantine fashion. We used it to decorate the rims of the garment as well as the neckline, around the biceps on the sleeves and the cuffs. The buttons on the front opening are made of amber, and the ones on the cuffs are yellow agate.
Most of the work on this medieval tunic was made by sewing machine, except for the details and decorations. The silk was hand stitched to the garment as well as the buttons which are reinforced to withstand a lot of wear and tear.
Overall, this is a very fancy medieval tunic made in characteristic Byzantine fashion. Garments like that were widely popular among the courts in all kingdoms on the Balkans, and were a matter of pride and prestige.
To see more of our reconstructions on various garments from different time periods – visit our Medievalisticals page in FB.