Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tippets documentations and pictures

TippetsBy Engeline VonFoxridg
Name of piece and what layer it represents:
Tippets. These represent the accessory layer.
Period and origin of time:
The period of origin I am using is the 1300’s my persona is of Austrian decent so I am using Austria as the place.
What material was used in period:
White fabric, I believe to be linen or they were made of fur.
Material I used:
I used white linen. I used linen because I already had some and I like the way the white looks against the red of the dress.
How I assembled the pieces:
First thing I did was measure how long I wanted my tippets to be. Then I cut two long tubes of linen to length and two pieces to fit my upper arm. I hand sewed them together. At the ends I sewed them into a point, then turned them right side out and attached the cuff around the top.
 What I did and the difference between: I put quarters in the end of my tippets to weight them down.

Tippets were like streamers that hung from the elbow. Tippets were popular around the 1340’s to the 1350’s. Both men and women wore them. Tippets probably came from the long baggy sleeve that was popular years before. Tippets were just for decoration they had no function. They varied in length somewhere from forearm to floor length. Some were even longer.
Lessons learned: I learned to better measure my arm. 
An image from Bodleian Library MS Bodl. 264, a mid-fourteenth-century edition of the Romance of Alexander

Crowfoot, Elisabeth; Pritchard, Frances; Staniland, Kay. Textiles and Clothing 1150-1450. . Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 1992, 2001.
Farmer, Sharon. "Biffes, Tiretaines, and Aumonieres: the Role of Paris in the International Textile Market of the 13th and 14th Centuries." Medieval Clothing and Textiles 2. Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2006. 73-90.
Netherton, Robin. "The Tippet: Accessory After the Fact?" Medieval Clothing and Textiles I. Suffolk: The Boydell P, 2005. 115-132.
Newton, Stella Marie. Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince. Suffolk: The Boydell Press,
1346, Czech. brass of Lady Maude De From Six treatises on common christian matters
by Thoás Stítný; fol 37 Foxle, dated 1387

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