Medieval Hoes with Laces - Brown
High Medieval Split Hoes with Laces, Brown, Various Sizes
These medieval hoes (also called chausses) are made from cotton and have laces with metal points at the top of the hoes. They are cut on the bias, which give them a natural elasticity and increases the wearing comfort. Small side slits on the hems make them easy to tuck into boots. The look and cut of these hose can be historically assigned to the High Middle Ages.
Hoes can be traced as far back as the Neolithic period, but this type of leg wear didn't become popular until the Middle Ages, when fitted clothing first began to become fashionable. Exclusively worn by men and initially used as undergarments, they were tied to a belt or directly to braies with pointed cords.
By the Late Middle Ages, the cut had further evolved, so that the hoes were covering the buttocks and often worn with a doublet. Mi-Parti hose (also referred to as parti-coloured hoes, divided - mostly vertically - in different colours) were also quite popular.
Numerous illustrations bear testimony to the prevalence of hose in the Middle Ages, for example in the Rutland Psalter, an illuminated manuscript, and in the Morgan Bible (also known as the Maciejowski Bible or Crusader Bible), a picture bible from the 13th century.
Available sizes: S/M, L/XL, XXL
(also available: Natural and red)
Material: 100% cotton, brass points
Length overall size L/XL: approx. 102 cm
Care instructions: machine wash at 40°C, gentle cycle, do not tumble dry
The hose are sold in pairs
|Thigh Circumference (cm's)||64||72||76|
Shipping Weight 0.40kg
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