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Child's Tabard/Surcoat Lucas

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Child's Medieval Tabard / Surcoat "Lucas" , Mi-Parti, Natural / Black
This calf-length child's surcoat is made from  cotton fabric. It is straight in cut and has side slits from the waist down over. It also has a shorter slit at the centre front and back. 
The surcoat or tabard  was popular in the 12th century and was worn by knights over their plate or chain mail armour. It was primarily designed to protect its wearer from direct sunlight on the battlefield, and the various colour combinations were a  means of distinguishing their own fighters from the enemies on the battlefield. 
Mi-Parti / Miparti refers to the division of a garment in different (mostly two) colours. Parti-coloured clothing were  popular in the Middle Ages. Although such garments were predominantly divided vertically, models with a checked pattern of four squares in two colours have also been documented. In most cases, the colour composition had a markedly symbolic character. Examples of particoloured tunics can be found amongst others in the Stuttgart Psalter and the Morgan M.804 Chroniques. At large, numerous illustrations bear testimony to the prevalence of knightly surcoats or tabards in Medieval times, for example paintings from the Morgan Bible (also known as the Maciejowski Bible or Crusader Bible), a Medieval picture bible from the 13th century, and miniatures from the Codex Manesse, an illuminated manuscript of songs from the early 14th century. 
A characteristic feature of the surcoat is the simple, straight cut. The tunic/ Surcoat was often worn with a leather belt. 

 Available sizes: 110, 128, 146, 164 
 Colour: natural-coloured/black (chequered) 
Length overall size 128: approx. 88 cm 
measured from the centre back neck down to the bottom hem) 
 Care instructions: Machine wash at 40°C, gentle cycle, do not tumble dry 
To determine the size you need, please refer to your child's body height (for a 128 cm tall child, size 128 should be ordered). 

Shipping Weight: 0.40 kg

Size Guide
Size Chest Length
110cm 39.5cm 57cm
128cm 43.5cm 65cm
146cm 49.5cm 75cm
164 54.5cm 85cm
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