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bigger image  detail from the Retable of Saint Jean (not sure of location), dated mid 14th century

Spanish style cotehardie, parti-colored with bias-cut plaid. School of Lattagona: Altarpiece from the Castle of Santa Coloma de Queralt.

c.1350, French.  From the Roman de la Rose  Left: blue cotehardie, pink hood lined with red worn with the head through the face. Gown short enough to see ankle. Right: scarlet short-sleeved gown with tippets over long-sleeved golden gown.

From the Roman de la Rose Left: blue cotehardie, pink hood lined with red worn with the head through the face. Gown short enough to see ankle. Right: scarlet short-sleeved gown with tippets over long-sleeved golden gown.

Good look at different styles of headgear and hoods. Several different sources, types (including embroidered hoods) 14thC hood liripipe racaire 3574767882

Embroidered hoods with lirpipes. Inspiration for Racaire's c. dagged hood, from Guillaume de Machaut's Oeuvre poetique, Paris.

(French book "Le Livre Des Bonnes Moeurs" - by Jacques Legrand, 1338) - Sphere resembles a "montgolfiere" (French for baloon) but there were no balloons in 14th century France.

(French book "Le Livre Des Bonnes Moeurs" - by Jacques Legrand, - Sphere resembles a "montgolfiere" (French for baloon) but there were no balloons in century France. The dress is interesting, period fantasy or not?

Guillaume de Digulleville, Le Pèlerinage de la Vie humaine (deuxième tiers du XIVe siècle), Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Ms.1130, f°007v, « Official de Moïse célébrant un mariage (L') ». DOSSIER ICONOGRAPHIQUE.

Guillaume de Deguileville, The Pilgrimage of Human Life (second third of the fourteenth century) Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, folio "Official Moses celebrating a wedding (L ')"

Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, La Remise des orphelins à leurs parents adoptifs, 1386, Musée del Bigallo, Florence

I believe that is a fishtail braid with some pretty headband looking thing. A little past my time period, but evidence of one braid! Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, La Remise des orphelins à leurs parents adoptifs, Musée del Bigallo, Florence

Margaret de Walsokene ~ 1349 ~ St Margaret's Church ~ Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England ~ Gender: F ~ Costume: Civilian

Margaret de Walsokene 1349 printed cotehardie with amazing print pattern and button sleeves. interesting cuff line going on. sideless surcoat with trim. wimple and veil.

Woman with hennaed fingertips, from the Sala de los Reyes of the Alhambra, Granada, 14th century.

century depiction of a European woman with hennaed fingertips. Eshkol HaKofer: Period Henna: A Resource Guide for Henna in the SCA

Archaeological find from London, dating back to the 14th century.  It appears to be a buttoned sleeve like the sleeves on cotehardies.  Note that the textile is plaid.

Archaeological find from London, dating back to the century. It appears to be a buttoned sleeve like the sleeves on cotehardies. Note that the textile is plaid.

Spiral Lacing—Why and how to do it on 14th century clothing - La cotte simple

Spiral Lacing—Why and how to do it on century clothing - La cotte simple Froissart, Poems, BNF MS fr.

Another cotehardie with interesting embellishment. Must be laced in the back plus there is embroidery...

Image from La Belles Heures of Jean Duc de Berry: Commentary by Millard Meiss and Elizabeth H. Beatson, published by George Braziller books, The Belles Heures first appears in an inventory note of the Duke de Berry's possessions in

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