Medieval costumes and accessories

Speaking of medieval costumes requires to transport ourselves to the history of the Middle-Ages, to its culture, its people, their habits and beliefs, their socio-economic structure, etc. The Medieval costume includes and represents all these aspects, therefore, it helps to place ourselves in the context of the time. We must see clothing as a part of the historical civilization.

Vestido medieval mujer Azul - Medieval costumes and accessories

From our century, we can enter the IXth to XVth century,  “get into the medieval”, trying to understand the context in which the events happened, customs and costumes of its people .

Vestido medieval mujer Enin - Medieval costumes and accessories

Among the medieval costumes for men, women, boys and girls we can also find shirts, coats, gambesones, pants, dresses, surcoats, etc. Currently, most medieval costumes factories follow an exhaustive study, classifying them according to the stage and the medieval feature matching.

Vestido medieval mujer Rojo Crema - Medieval costumes and accessories

Without understanding the way we do nowadays, the concept of “fashion”, the medieval costume used to mark itself as a trend, the width of the sleevs, the lenght of the dresses, the necklines, the materials people used such as cotton, linen, wool, etc. All this was more or less considered, depending on the social class to which they belonged.

Vestido medieval mujer Ida - Medieval costumes and accessories

According to that social class, the clothes could have drawings, embroidery and the finest and elaborate fabrics. The pages belonging to different houses wore the color that represented the name of their master.

TRAJE TÚNICA MEDIEVAL TEORYN - Medieval costumes and accessories

The medieval costume will never go out of fashion, on the contrary, the pass of time plays on its side and makes it more and more valuable and very appreciated. Whether for men, women, girls or boys, we can find different styles as Arab, Goya, Renaissance, Templar, etc.

Traje túnica medieval Anfos - Medieval costumes and accessories

The accessories for medieval costumes such as belts, straps, tahalis or leggings, are manufactured according to the hierarchy and materials typical of the era.

Medieval bag with rivets
Medieval bag with rivets

Among the accessories we can also find bags, bracelets, pads and hats. Leather was one of the prefferd materials for the manufacture of complements because of its durability; formerly, the quality of things used to be measured by the time they lasted.

Swords and daggers belt
Swords and daggers belt

The rings, pendants, earings and brooches complement the beauty of the costumes. The owners of the wealthiest houses shone gemstones, and not only on holidays, and the ladies used to spend many hours in front of the mirror, surrounded by their maids.

Sterling silver Templar ring

The costumes are inspired by medieval characters from kings, queens, maids, troubadours, knights, peasants to beggars. But the most sought after are the Templar Knights costumes. The children of the time weren´t less important, they became the center of attention at the royal parties, especially the girls, that, at a pretty short age behaved like real ladies.

Crespina medieval de mujer campesina - Medieval costumes and accessories

 The boys were more playful, loved swords, bows, shields and, in general, everything related to fighting. They enjoyed imitating their parents, soldiers or knight to the royal service and took every opportunity to train alongside.

Bolso redecilla mujer noble medieval - Medieval costumes and accessories

As for costumes used at medieval parties, we can´t ignore the Renaissance cut. It is ideal for weddings and events and very common in Spain and throughout Europe generally. There are many old castles that have become true medieval palaces, perfectly suited for all kinds of events, tournaments and medieval-themed celebrations.

Tocado medieval granate crema - Medieval costumes and accessories

That is why this type of costumes and accessories are highly demanded. And though occasionally and symbolically, we like to remeber those times, the customs and traditions of the people; it is almost the only thing that binds us.

Medieval keychains

The interest in medieval times crosses borders and it´s the story of great Hollywood film productions and the most successful TV series in box office and audience. It seems that the pass of time makes medieval times more fashionable.

Templar shirt

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Christmas and The Three Wise Men presents

Year end is coming and we are thinking of making presents to our children, relatives and friends. There is a competitive offer in the market and everything is “the same”. We would like to make the difference and give a special impression to our Christmas presents, by being original, smart and right. And of course, we can.

Fantastic sword letter opener collection

If we want to be different, special, original and smart with our presents, we should think about funny, useful presents, not meaning expensive. There is a range of possibilities  and price to choose , and from our site, we want to help you with your right choice.

Don Quixote chess

How about giving a man a beautiful medieval sword or a nice, exclusive chess board? Or a cute element for your desk? Or marvellous medieval panoplies?

Wooden lion head sword for children

And for the kids a nice, smart, funny medieval toy or suit, which he or she will show full of pride to his or her friends.

Fantasy Venecian Mask

You can cut a good figure with women, as you could also be right  with a nice, smart medieval suit, or if you give them something to complement to a piece of medieval costume jewellery or a beautiful handbag, she will be delighted with, and what is more, if you surprise her with a diadem or brilliant tiara of medieval times. She will be amazed if you give her “something out of the ordinary” to decorate her private places in an imaginative way such as medieval forge, nice medieval cussions, or fantastic Venecian masks.

Medieval forge apply

For our home, friends and workmates, you will not be wrong, if you give them a beautiful medieval miniature.

El Cid shield miniature

You will be aware that it is very pleasant to give and receive smart Christmas presents. Take somebody by surprise with nice accessories and decoration objects, with which you will make  the person being given one very happy.

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Chain Mail Gantlets

The aim of the gantlets is to protect the hands. During the Medieval Era, the knights used to wear some stainless steel gantlets. The ladies couldn’t wear gloves or gantlets in this Era for tradition and social class.

CHAINMAIL GLOVES

Wear the gloves and the gantlets was also a symbol of a feudal investiture, a proof of nobleness given by an Emperor or a King.

Chainmail Gloves - Chain Mail Gantlets

In some texts of the XII century, the glove have had an important role, because giving a gantlet to a person meant to give him a mission. In the Medieval Era was forbidden to wear gloves in presence of a superior.

Gloves Medieval Mesh - Chain Mail Gantlets

In the end of the Medieval Era, the glove reached his best period. The chain mail gantlet was made of lots of little rings fixed togheter.

CHAINMAIL GLOBES 1 - Chain Mail Gantlets

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Medieval Gloves

The gloves are a very useful item with a long history. They’re used to protect the hands from the cold or to protect the hands while working. They also have had a symobolic and liturgical role. The people started to use them on the beginning of the VI century.

Templar leather gloves

In the Medieval Era, wear gloves was a symbol of nobility and gentlemanliness. On the dueling era, “throw down the gauntlet” meant to dare an opponent, that has to pick up the gauntlet to accept the challenge and don’t lose his honor.

Medieval leather gloves

Since the Medieval Era, the leather industry worked a lot to produce gloves, especially for the noble class. During the Renaissance, the gloves were decorated with metal ornaments, sometimes made with gold or silver, with some holes for the rings.

Medieval leather gloves

There’re also some chainmail gloves, most of them, used for the battle.

Gloves Templarios cotton - Medieval Gloves

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