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Cloak of Rudolf I Habsburg

This half-circular trailing mantle is 198cm long at the end of the train and 340 cm from left edge to the right. It was found with other burial clothing - a tunic and a surcoat; you can find their reconstruction here. It was probably fastened by a tie or a chain running between the two brooches attached to the garment on either side of the neck. The mantle was made from four 92 cm-wide strips of fabric. The mantle was certainly made before 1307.

 

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Based on: Pohřební oděv Rudolfa I. Habsburského, českého krále, zv. Kaše, M. Bravermanová, in Život v archeologii středověku, 1997

 
Patterns of extant garments - Mantles, part 1
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