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Period sleepwear. References.

 

NOTE: See also the files: beds-msg, shirts-msg, underwear-msg, headgear-msg, jewelry-msg.

 

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From: clevin at ripco.com (Craig Levin)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Medieval sleepwear info

Date: 1 Feb 2002 17:57:54 GMT

 

D2 <laughing at yoursorryass.com> wrote:

>Anyone have any web refrences that have factual information on what kind of

>sleepwear men, women and children wore  from 1100-1600?

 

Where? What level of society?

 

For late mediaeval Portugal, I suggest Oliveira Marques' Daily

Life in Portugal in the late Middle Ages. Seems that people slept

in the buff or just in a nightshirt.

 

Pedro

--

http://pages.ripco.net/~clevin/index.html

clevin at rci.ripco.com

Craig Levin                             Librarians Rule: Oook!

 

 

From: becon101 at yahoo.com (bernard connor)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Medieval sleepwear info

Date: 3 Feb 2002 11:59:11 -0800

> Oh sorry. I was thinking of northern europe.. like England, Ireland and the

> such... no particular classes.. perhaps a span from peasants to

> nobles....just a general outlook.

 

I have never seen any references to the concept of separate clothing

for night wear in medieval times. It seems that depending on

circumstances, temperature or social class that people slept

either naked or fully dressed. Alternatively, males slept in their

shirts, females in their shifts.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: bronwynmgn at aol.comnospam (Bronwynmgn)

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Date: 04 Feb 2002 14:28:54 GMT

Subject: Re: Medieval sleepwear info

 

becon101 at yahoo.com (bernard connor) writes:

>I have never seen any references to the concept of separate clothing

>for night wear in medieval times. It seems that depending on

>circumstances, temperature or social class that people slept

>either,naked or fully dressed. Alternatively, males slept in their

>shirts, females in their shifts.

 

And if you see pictures of people in bed, almost inevitably any part of the

body you see is bare, while the heads are covered with a cap or other

headdress.

 

Brangwayna Morgan

 

 

From: Charlene Charette <charlene at flash.net>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Medieval sleepwear info

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 08:42:03 GMT

 

Stefan li Rous wrote:

> > No worse than the Cranach portraits.  Lovely...ummm... hats.

> >

> > --Perronnelle

>

> Which portraits are these? I don't believe I've seen nor

> heard of them. What time period and location?

 

Late 15th, early 16th century Germany.  He painted lots of women wearing

nothing except large chain necklaces and big hats.

 

--Perronnelle

 

 

From: Andrew Tye <atye at efn.org>

Newsgroups: rec.org.sca

Subject: Re: Medieval sleepwear info

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 10:00:42 -0800

Organization: Oregon Public Networking

 

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> Charlene Charette <charlene at flash.net> wrote:

> > No worse than the Cranach portraits.  Lovely...ummm... hats.

>

> Which portraits are these? I don't believe I've seen nor

> heard of them. What time period and location?

 

Ivar here,

 

Lucas Cranach the Elder 1472-1553 was court painter to Duke Frederick III

(the Wise), Elector of Saxony.  He was born in Cronach, (which is

north-east of Bamberg) and lived most of his life in Wittenburg, (where he

at times served as Lord Mayor).  He is known particularly for his

portraits and his nudes.  (People who do German Renn. are or should be

familiar with his portraits.)  His nudes were often allegories from the

Bible or classical mythology and often featured the same minx-faced model

in nothing more than an elaborate hat and massive gold chains about her

neck.  Below are some URL for examples of this latter type of painting:

 

<http://www.kfki.hu/~arthp/art/c/cranach/lucas_e/1/venuscup.jpg>;

 

<http://www.kfki.hu/~arthp/art/c/cranach/lucas_e/1/cupid.jpg>;

 

<http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/cjackson/cranach1/p-cran1-13.htm>;

 

<http://tigtail.org/L_View/TVM/X1/e.Northern/cranach/M/cranach_venus_standing.jpg>;

 

Also of note, Lucas Cranach the Elder was made a member of the nobility in

1508 for his painting and service.

 

Ivar Hakonarson

Crosston, West.

 

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