Medieval Clothing

Book of Hours, f.108r, (184 x 133 mm), 15th century, Alexander Turnbull Library, MSR-02.

A few nice medieval clothing images I found: Book of Hours, f.108r, (184 x 133 mm), 15th century, Alexander Turnbull Library, MSR-02. Image by National Library NZ on The Commons This Book of Hours was copied in Eastern France between 1425 and 1475. Shown here is one of twelve large miniatures, each in a gold…

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Swords

The Japanese Sword: A Thorough Guide (Japanese Arts Library)

The Japanese Sword: A Complete Tutorial (Japanese Arts Library) The Japanese sword brings together unbreakability, rigidity, and lethal cutting power, and it is in the resolution of these conflicting sensible demands that it emerges as a triumph of the forger’s art. The mystique of the sword lingers on in our age of mechanized overcome, but…

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