Medieval Gloves – XIIth-XIIIth Century.

 So, I got some fine leather lying around and decided to make me some gloves.
I based them on images in the Maciejowski bible mainly.
Turns out the seam I used gives them a bit of a rough look.
I was pleasantly surprised that they keep warmth very good
The pattern is a mix of a historical one, and some tweaks here and there

Material: Fine leather, cotton thread. And they are hand-stitched.

The obligatory pics:

Medieval Buckler – XII-XIV

Here is a buckler from the Second Bulgarian Tsardom.The buckler itself is based on images from the Televangelion of Ivan-Alexander, and the patterns on various murals.

Two Bulgarian Round Shields

These shields are characteristic for the Balkans and byzantine empire in the time of the Second Bulgarian Tsardom – XII-XIVth century.

Material – rawhide, plywood, linen, acrylic paints.

Medieval Turnshoes

Here are some pairs of turnshoes, generally from the period XII-XIVth centuries.
All are made from leather(of course) and are hand-sewn.


Medieval Bag XII-XIVth century

A little purse based on various murals and wallpaintings from the time of the second Bulgarian Tsardom.  Material is wool. And it is entirely hand-stitched.


All the pictures:

Linen Tunic XII-XIIIth Century

And another tunic. This one is completely hand-made, from 100% linen, with cotton threads.
I based it on a pattern of an Egyptian shirt from the early XIII-th. century(I think)
It turned a bit tighter than I expected, but nonetheless it’s very comfortable, especially during the summer.


Woolen Hood 14-th century


This is a hood made from 100% wool.  Machine sewed, and finished by hand. The dagging is also done by hand. It is based on a series of images, and a few finds, of the late XIV th. century.  It was the first such hood I made, and I have found it very comfortable and useful, even in modern day environment.