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by Medievalbushman
Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
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Re: Wet Weather Clothing

Two terms for "protective covers" have cropped up in my recent research - one is barhude or barhide and the other harpoys or harpois . The first refers to a large awning or cover for a cart, made simply of rawhide. The second is a mixture of beeswax, pitch and tallow. We know that altar cloths were...