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Cotehardie and surcotte


  The artwork for this dress recreation was an illumination in Roman de Girart de Roussillon (ca. 1450, Marriage of Girart de Roussillon, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Master of Girart de Roussillon). The clothing consists of a 4 parts chemise, a golden thread embroidered dark silk cotehardie and a brocade surcotte. The accessory is a gold coated crown, a cross, a belt with artificial precious stones and a rosary given by Marsalek.

  The surcotte with deep armholes (so called gates to hell) is made of red gold brocade with a golden underlining. The upper part is covered by a white fur. In the middle of the chest are bezants with red stones. The skirt of the surcotte is extended to the train.

  Next pages show the details.

Tailor's - Catany, Flemish townswoman, part 2
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Tailor's - Catany, Cotehardie and surcotte, part 2