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Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. - (ja, ich weiß, ist knapp am 12. Jahrhundert vorbei.... :-))

Gothic statues from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. - (ja, ich weiß, ist knapp am Jahrhundert vorbei.

Figure from cathedral at Senlac - Deborah? In my opinion, this shows a patterned silk fabric and rich gold trim indicative of the bliaut.  I like that she also wears a circlet with her braids.

Figure from cathedral at Senlac - Deborah? In my opinion, this shows a patterned silk fabric and rich gold trim indicative of the bliaut. I like that she also wears a circlet with her braids.

GOTHIC SCULPTOR, German, Peter's Renunciation, c. 1250, Stone, Cathedral, Naumburg

GOTHIC SCULPTOR, German, Peter's Renunciation, c. 1250, Stone, Cathedral, Naumburg

1050 byzantine embroidery - Google Search

I like that the head covering is simple cloth without a diadem. A saint serving on Mary, the Godbearer. Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere, c. Bald guy of lesser importance at her feet, no knowledge of who he is.

From the embroidery in the Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin. Approx 1170

From the embroidery in the Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin. Approx 1170 - Have to check - looks more like the Abrahams Carpet in Halberstadt to me

Romanesque codex of the 12th century: Liber Feodorum: scenes of a royal wedding.

Romanesque codex of the century: Liber Feodorum: scenes of a royal wedding. Romanesque, for

12. century.  This merchant (NP Historical Shoes, UK) sells the most AMAZING collection of handcrafted period shoes.  Check it out, world!

This merchant (NP Historical Shoes, UK) sells the most AMAZING collection of handcrafted period shoes.

Psalter Page  Circa 1130. Woman wearing a mantle - typical female over-garment equating to a cloak.

Psalter Page Circa Woman wearing a mantle - typical female over-garment equating to a clo

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 835, f. 137 (an impressively flexible Salome).  Psalter (Munich Golden Psalter). England [Gloucester?], 1st quarter of the 13th century.

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm f. 137 (an impressively flexible Salome dances for the head of John the Baptist).], quarter of the century.

The crusader's return (end of 12th) From the Abbey of Belval, perhaps in commemoration of the return of Hugh I of Vaudemont (died in 1154)

The crusader's return (end of From the Abbey of Belval, perhaps in commemoration of the return of Hugh I of Vaudemont (died in A sweet little statue, with the wife greeting her husband, returning from who knows how many years away.

Chartres bliaut gown

Cathedral Basilica of St-Denis, Paris, (Metroplotian museum of art - cloisters): See the squared, deep slit-neckline and the long wrapped belt with tassles.

Illumanu -12th c hats. Note detail on hat.

MS Hunter 229 Hunterian psalter century England Quote from website, "These seem to be women, but I am rather inclined to believe that they are both male - because of the hats.

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