The Carlovtngian Period

Earliest times of the Carlovingian period—Variety of costume in the provinces— Fashions in the Duchy of France—French taste dating from the eleventh century —Luxury increases with each generation—The dominical—The "bliaud "—Canes of apple-wood—Women in the twelfth century—Head-dresses—"Afiche"— Serpent-tails—Pelisses—The thirteenth century—"Grèves" and veils are in fashion—The "couvre-chef" in the fourteenth century—The skirt, or " cotte-hardie," surcoat, or overall, or overskirt, cape, trained skirt, and "gauzape"— Accessories—Emblazoned gowns—Various kinds of stuffs

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