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Birdcages Beehives Bonnacons Catching butterflies Camels Cats Chickens Dog collars & leashes Elephants Giraffes Hedgehogs Mousetraps Ostriches Pelicans Porcupines Sheep-shearing Squirrels Trained bears Unicorns

Arts & Industries

Archers Archery quivers and arrow cases Archery targets Construction Watermills & windmills Sailors English-language index to the trades in Das Ständebuch


Harrows Ploughs Seed-sowers Sheep-shearing Shepherds

Artists & craftsmen

Coopers Glassworkers Glaziers Illuminators & illustrators Joiners Painters & limners Parchment-makers Potters Saddlers
Sculptors Shoemakers Tanners Wheelwrights

Education & literacy

Bookbinders Inkwells & inkhorns Penners Schools & teachers Scribes, scriveners, and their tools Waxed tablets


Acrobats Commedia dell'Arte Dancers Fools & jesters Jugglers Musicians Oliphants Plate-spinners Singers Stilt-Walkers Taverns & alehouses Trained bears


Bakers Beer-brewers Cheesemakers Cooks & kitchens Fishermen Hunters Pretzels Spits Sugar Taverns & alehouses Trammel chains and hooks


Apothecaries Crutches & canes Doctors, physicians, surgeons, dentists, & quacks Eyeglasses & spectacles Lepers


Anvils Armorers Blacksmiths Bellows Coining, coin-minting, & coin dies Cutlers and knife-makers Goldsmiths & jewellers Grindstones for knife-sharpening Nails & nailsmiths Wire-drawers


Shearing wool Carding & combing wool Drapers Embroiderers Fingerloop braiding Furriers Hatmakers Lacemakers Laundry & launderers Net-making Sewing kits, seamstresses, & tailors Spinning Weaving & looms Winding thread & yarn; includes niddy-noddies, bobbin-winders, and reels


Cheesemongers Drapers Fishmongers Furriers Merchants’ booths Merchants’ stalls Peddlers, hawkers, itinerant tradesmen, & street-vendors Weighing, scales, balances, & weights

Book Arts

Books of hours and the labors of the seasons Girdlebooks Rolls of Arms

Clothing & Accessories

Index to Medieval Clothing and Textiles Clothing with blackwork embroidery Clothing worn by the blind Dagged clothing Clothing worn by hermits Inside-out clothing Lacing rings Ladies’ embroidered jackets in the 16th & 17th centuries Knit garments Nalebound garments Particolored clothing Patched Clothing Pilgrims’ clothing Tippets & Sleeve Streamers Romani (Gypsy) clothing Wedding dresses


Aprons Belts & girdles Plaque belts Wide belts (“Brode harnysed girdilles”) Eyeglasses & spectacles Fans Garters Gloves & mittens Hairpins Handkerchiefs Masks Masks: Vizards & Invisories Pomanders Ruffs and falling collars Zibellini


Shepherds’ budgets Pilgrims’ scrips Pouches & purses Framed Purses Drawstring Pouches Saddlebags Sweetbags Wallets & shoulder-sacks

Children & motherhood

Bibs for babies Medieval children’s clothing Renaissance children’s clothing Maternity clothes Slings for carrying infants


Hose Ice Skates Pattens Shoes


Beaded-edge veils The “St. Birgitta Cap” and related medieval women’s coifs Bycockets (the Robin Hood hat) Chaperons Frilled veils, goffered veils, ruffled veils, kruseler, etc. Ladies' coifs in the 16th and 17th centuries Men's coifs Hoods Gentlemen's nightcaps Tailed caps and related late 15th century women’s coifs Straw hats


Beaded Necklaces Collars of orders of knighthood, and livery collars Earrings Hair-Pins Hat Badges Pendants Pins Early medieval rings (6th-10th centuries) High medieval rings (11th-13th centuries) Late medieval rings (14th-15th centuries) Renaissance rings (16th-17th centuries) Poesy rings, memento mori rings, and other inscribed rings Signet rings Rosaries & paternosters


Cloaks Gardecorps Hoods Loose gowns Women's sleeveless surcoats


Breeches & braies Hose Shirts (for men) Smocks (for women)

Literary References

Garments & armor in The Canterbury Tales Garments in the works of Henryson Garments in the Paston Letters


Baskets Buckets Canteens, Costrels, & FlasksCases Cupboards

Boxes, caskets, and coffers

Bone & ivory boxes Enamel boxes Illustrations of boxes Leather-covered boxes Metal boxes Bentwood boxes Carved wooden boxes Wooden boxes with decorative inlay Lacquered boxes Wooden boxes with decorative metal mounts Painted wooden boxes Velvet-covered wooden boxes Cassoni Chests & trunks Embroidered caskets from 17th century England Sacks

Embroidery & Needlework

Karen’s Embroidery Library Appliqué Beadwork Cross Stitch Embroidery in the Middle Ages and Renaissance* Gloves & mittens Handkerchiefs Ladies’ jackets Klosterstickerei (a style of narrative embroidery used for wall-hangings in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance) Gentlemen’s nightcaps Designing your own Oxburgh-style embroidery Embroidered coifs Samplers Voided work and Assisi work

Furniture & domestic material culture

Brooms Carpets Chests & trunks Cupboards Gardens Hourglasses Keychains & keyrings Padlocks Prie-dieux Shovels Trestle tables Tablets Windows of crown glass/bullseye glass

Games & Pastimes

Dolls Ball games Board games Card games Dice games Rattles Snowballs Stilts Swimming Toy knights Toys Water Jousting Wrestling

Hygiene & Hairstyles

Baths Beards Combs & hair-combing Mirrors Cutting hair Dressing & styling hair


Candleholders Lamps Lanterns Leuchterweibchen & Lüsterweibchen Torches


Benches Chairs Settles


Beds Cradles

Gastronomical Material Culture

Trestle tables

"Feast Gear": Scenes of meals and feasts, and related material culture

Feast gear in Antiquity Early medieval feast gear (6th-10th centuries) High medieval feast gear (11th-13th centuries) Late medieval feast gear (14th-15th centuries) Renassance feast gear (16th-17th centuries Where to get replica feast gear

Table Textiles

Damask linen tablecloths & napkins Perugia tablecloths Perugia towels and napkins Table carpets

Table Utensils

Cutlery (forks & knives) Spoons


Bakers’ molds Bellows Butter-churns Cauldrons and pots Flesh hooks Kitchens Ovens Gridirons and grills Spits Trammel hooks Wafer irons Winepresses

Vessels & Tafelaufsatzen

Aquamaniles Beakers Canteens, costrels, & flasks Enamelled glassware Ewers Flagons Lusterware Mazers Nefs Ostrich-egg cups Pitchers & jugs Saltcellars Table-fountains


Maiolica arcaica Zaffera a rilievo Stile severo Stile bello Stile istoriato Belle Donne

Crime and punishment

Pirates Stocks & pillories

Tournaments, Knighthood, and Armory

Banners & flags Caparisons Crests Enclosures & list-fences Galleries Heralds Knighting Ceremonies Livery Men’s heraldic surcoats Pavilion Construction Painted Shields Quintains Trumpet-banners Women in armor Women riding astride


Handbarrows Litters Rowboats Sleds Sleighs Stretchers & Biers Wagons Wheelbarrows Wheelwrights

Libraries & Bibliographies

Karen’s Embroidery Library Gruffudd’s Culinary Library Kids’ books on life in the Middle Ages & Renaissance

Articles on research and writing

Documentation is Not a Dirty Word Ten simple things you can do to impress the judges at an Arts and Sciences competition Using the internet for research and documentation Navigating REALonline (for the non-German speaker) Navigating BNF Mandragore (for the non-French speaker)

Onomastics articles

Basque Onomastics of the Eighth to Sixteenth Centuries Bynames from 15th Century York* An Index to the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England* An Index to the 1523 Subsidy Roll for York and Ainsty, England*

Miscellaneous articles

A translation of the Manual de mugeres en el qual se contienen muchas y diversas reçeutas muy buenas Inventories of New Year's Gifts for Queen Elizabeth Patient Griselda: Literature and Illustrations Tales from the Decameron: Providing literary context for 15th century illustrations From Unboring® to Anachronistic: An IKEA® Toybox with Medieval-Inspired Decoration Other links to other websites on medieval material culture Karen’s SCA Résumé Free Cross Stitch Patterns