Clothing for childeren

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Clothing for childeren

Postby uksimes » Mon May 07, 2012 1:25 pm

My 11 year old daughter is very keen to join in with our camp life. What sort of clothing would a low status child be wearing in a WOTR camp? I assume a coif, kirtle, smock and shoes? And can anyone recommend a good supplier?


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Re: Clothing for childeren

Postby EnglishArcher » Mon May 07, 2012 2:08 pm

What do you mean by 'low status'?

Vagrant
Day labourer
Husbandman
Yeoman
Esquire
Knight
Minor nobility

Whatever the status a child's clothing is generally a smaller version of an adult's. The lower down the social scale you get the coarser and looser the wool, the rougher then linen and the less colour you would find.


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Re: Clothing for childeren

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Thu May 10, 2012 7:51 pm

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Re: Clothing for childeren

Postby Jenn » Sun May 13, 2012 4:00 pm

You might also want to add to that a coat (and depending on when you are in this period a hood) and an apron or two



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Re: Clothing for childeren

Postby EnglishArcher » Sun May 13, 2012 6:14 pm

Jenn wrote:You might also want to add to that a coat (and depending on when you are in this period a hood) and an apron or two


The hood should be neck-length (maybe slightly longer, to the shoulder) and open; possibly with buttons.

The closed, deep-cape hood worn by (soooo) many female re-enactors is a man's hood (from the 14thC, into the early 15thC). I know of very little - if any - evidence to support women wearing deep, closed hoods.

I guess it depends whether you want to look like all the other re-enactors, or not.


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