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Stockings and Stunt hoses

Important although rarely visible part of dress with a distinct appearance and purpose, which were made from a variety of fabrics. Because men's dress of the period was very long, extending down below the knees, the stockings could have been worn in place of hose, trousers or even shoes, or as an undergarment, to cover the shin and part of the foot. First stockings were sewn from linen, woolen or silk fabrics, and later also knitted.

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London

A stocking or short hose from the late 14th century London.

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Herjolfsnes no.93

A stocking or stunt hose from late 14th century, based on find number 93, from a graveyard of village Herjolfsnes in Greenland.

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Herjolfsnes no.90

Stocking with a more complicated pattern from the late 14th century, based on find #90, from a graveyard of village Herjolfnes in Greenland.

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Bocksten

Stocking or stunt hose which was suspended from the belt, found by Bocksten of Sweden. Dating is not exact, but it was probably late 14th century.

     
Patterns of extant garments - Breeches and Braies, part 1
Copyright Martina a Martin Hřibovi 2006
Patterns of extant garments - Hoses, part 1