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    Posted: 19-Nov-2004 at 18:03
Hello all,
I'm looking for images of peasant/commoner dress in 15th century Europe.  Everything I've found seems to totally ignore what the masses were wearing in favor of showing us the exceptions to the rule.

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You didn't say what part of Europe you were interested in and I'm afraid most of my resources lean more toward England and France but a couple of really good books on the subject are:

Medieval Costume in England and France by Mary G. Houston. 

Comes complete with illustrations, discussions on the construction and diagrams which could be used to help create patterns if you're talented that way.  Covers royalty down to peasant.

A History of Costume by Carl Kohler

Tudor Costume and Fashion by Herbert Norris

Late in the period and you can see the switch from the more simple costumes to the elaborate Elizabethan.  However, the peasant/commoner dress was very slow to change.

This is a reenactor's costume website but you can get a good look at what the costumes may have looked like.

http://www.historicenterprises.com/

 

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Thank you Cornellia!
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"Late in the period and you can see the switch from the more simple costumes to the elaborate Elizabethan.  However, the peasant/commoner dress was very slow to change."

That's what my guess was, but I was still hoping for pics.  If I'm looking to approximate 15th century peasant/commoner dress, what centuries should I accept as proxy?  I'm not a stickler, I just don't want any egregious errors - maybe 13th-15th?
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Like Cornillia,most of my books deal in England and France.

these two may be of help

 

Mary G. Houston, Medieval Costume in England and France, 1939, London: Adam and Charles Black.

Stella Mary Newton, Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince, 1980, Woodbridge: Boydell

Baring those there are a few web sites out there.I'll see if I can find some of my old book marks.  I would look back rather than forward in time if you must take a proxy as the changes in the 16 century where great.

You never said what you where looking for exactly. I remember fnding a lot of information by searching particular peicesof clothing ie; "the history of cod pieces" something like that might help.  

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A friend who is a professional theater costumer recommended some of these sites:

http://www.siue.edu/COSTUMES/history.html

http://www.costumepage.org/tcpinfo2.html

http://www.milieux.com/costume/

http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/topics/clot.htm

http://www.lyonslpgas.com/sewscape/costume.html

and run a search in your fave rave search engine for Historical Medieval Costume

 

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Dawn, thanks for the titles, and for the excellent advice on narrowing my searches.

Vagabond, thanks for the links, I'll check them out; I've only checked the first so far, but it's excellent - I found it last night and saved every image from the late 14th to the early 16th.


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it wasn't much but y ou are very welcome and by the way welcome to the forum
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I found this one lurking around at the bottom of my bookmarks might be of use

http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/medievalinks.htm

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