Seed-sowers’ Aprons

While putting together the aprons linkspage, I noticed a garment that came up repeatedly in medieval agricultural artwork; a sort of seed-sower's apron, in white fabric, which was used by men to carry seeds into the fields for sowing. I’ve moved them from that linkspage over to this one, so they can be considered together.

These frequently appear in illustrations from books of hours and calendars.

(Other illustrations show the use of different containers, like a basket [Holkham Bible, or this 13th century Flemish psalter] or the skirt of one’s tunic [Sermons of Maurice de Sully] to carry the seeds into the field.)