Hospitaller Surcoat,Black with White Cross, 100% Wool. Lining 100% Cotton. One Size
The Knights Hospitaller (also known as the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Order of St. John, Knights of Malta, and Chevaliers of Malta; French: Ordre des Hospitaliers, Maltese: Ordni ta’ San Ġwann) was a Christian organization that began as an Amalfitan hospital founded in Jerusalem in approximately 1080 to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. After the Western Christian reconquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, it became a religious/military order under its own charter, and was charged with the care and defense of the Holy Land. Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the Order operated from Rhodes, over which it was sovereign, and later from Malta where it administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily. Today it is known as the Maltese Order.Crusaders wore tabards (from the French tabarde) also known as surcoats over their armour, usually emblazoned with the cross denoting the knight fighting for the liberation of Jerusalem.
Our surcoats are wide. We have not skimped on material.
There are slits in front and back.
Length: approx. 131 cm
Chest Circumference: approx. 130 cm
Head Opening: approx. 68 cm (circumference)
Weight: approx. 1.1 kg
Colour: black with white, Hospitaller cross
Material: 100% wool
Lining: 100% cotton
Care instructions: hand wash in cold water
This is an original ULFBERTH® product.
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