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This is our reconstruction of a stocking or stunt hose from 14th century London, based on various extant fragments. All fragments seemed to have been designed for a small person, with the heel circumference of only 18 cm. For comparison, our circumferences are 31 cm and 35 cm. The extant fragments of the stocking (find #237) are displayed as grey shaded areas on the picture. They form an incomplete garment, so to reconstruct the stocking correctly, we used the extant fragments from find #235 as an example of the upper part of the stocking and the sole, and displayed the reconstruction as white part on the picture.

 

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Based on: Medieval Finds from Excavations in London:4, Textiles and Clothing c.1150-c.1450; Elisabeth Crowfoot; Londưn 1996; HMSO

 

 
Patterns of extant garments - Stocking and Stunthose, part 1
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