Hi! Welcome to my virtual Athenaeum, 2021 presentation which is primarily video-based. I decided to present much of my Athenaeum entry in this format, because I find I am better able to accurately communicate my thoughts in this manner.
Each image is hyperlinked to a video presentation on YouTube.
We will explore:
- A Visual Overview of the Well-dressed 15th century man
- The Origin of the Houppelande
- The Harigaut (the garment that evolved in to the Houppelande)
- Defining what a Houppelande is
- Constructing a Houppelande based on my research
- The Prague Houppelande
- The Design and Construction of my Houppelande
- The use of Fur during this Period
A Visual Overview of the Well-Dressed man of the early 15th Century
In this video walk-thru, we examine the basic layers that a well-dressed man of the early 15th c. would have worn. The elements that I constructed are:
- Chapel-a-bec (bycocket)
The Pourpoint was commissioned, and the joined chauses and chemise are purchased.
The Origin of The Houppelande
In this section, we are going to look at where the Houppelande originated, what it became, and what it evolved in to as the 15th century progressed.
The Harigaut is a garment that evolves in the 13th century and through the mid-14th century evolves in to the Houppelande
Constructing a Houppelande
Based on Historic evidence from the written record, the visual record, and the extant record I explore my hypothesis on how Houppelandes were constructed
The Prague Houppelande
A deeper dive in to the garment that I used to scale my Houppelande
My 12th Night Houppelande
Let’s spend some time digging in to how I constructed my Houppelande based on the discussion up to this point. In this video I apply everything we have discussed up to this point to the design and construction my 12th Night Houppelande.
Fur in the 14th and 15th centuries
Rather than spend time recreating content due to timing, I am linking to an amazing source for understanding fur during this time period. I highly recommend ALL of Tasha’s research.
Charles in the Media
Discussions with Dr. Milena Bravermanova, former Head of Textile Conservation at Prague Castle
Preservation notes for the houppeland of Jan Zhorlecky (unpublished) that I photographed with permission on a visit to Prague Castle
Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands, 1323-1515, Anne H. Van Buren and Roger S. Week; The Morgan Library in association with DGiles Ltd, London
The Bibliotech National Francais BnF for 95% of the manuscript images used in this presentation
Woven into the Earth: Textile finds in Norse Greenland, Else Ostergaard, Aarhus University Press, 2004
Links of Interest
Images, sources, consulted research, and conversations have been attributed in-video. If an item is not attributed in-video, that is for one of several reasons:
- The picture/image belongs to me and I have signed a release for its use
- The resource has been attributed elsewhere, in a prior video in this presentation
- Content was created specifically for this display and is covered in the consent/release form