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Children's Long Tunic or Kirtle

Price:: From $34.95 to $64.95

 

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  • Based on contemporary artwork and extant garments
  • All interior seams finished
  • Flattering and authentic fit
  • Made in 100% Linen
  • Available in a medieval palette of jewel tones and neutral tones
  • Made in six sizes to fit infant through young adults
  • For other color options please contact us
  • Price: XXSmall-$44.95 - XLarge-$64.95
Our Children's Kirtle in Purple

About our Children's Long Tunic or Kirtle 

 

Our children's wear line is based on smaller simplified, versions of our adult clothing, as it was in period. Most clothing for younger children was relatively simple in form and therefor had a very unisex look. The simple tunic shown here could function as outer layer for boy or girl and could be worn belted or not as was often accessorized with a hood. Throughout the Middle Ages clothes were worn in layers, with a light linen tunic forming the foundation over which additional linen or wool garments were worn. The exact nature of these earliest garments is unknown, but by the 13th century, they had evolved into a simple, style we commonly call the tunic. Worn with shirt and hood this ubiquitous silhouette was a common style of outwear for medieval children, be he child of duke or cotter. Our stock in these style varies so please contact Customer Service to find out what current availability is in the style you are interested in.

 

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Our Children's Kirtle in Burgundy worn with Children's Linen Liripipe Hood in Dark Green

 

Colors and Fabrics 

 

Note: Due to the difficulty of representing colors accurately on a variety of monitors we've included color descriptions along with our swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

 

Linen colors: Red, Black, Burgundy, Dark Green, Oatmeal, Sage, White, Blue, Gold, Dark Brown, Slate Blue, Mustard, Purple

 

Size Chart 

 

Size Chest Measurement Length (from shoulder to hem) Approximate modern size equivalent
XXSmall 20" 22" Toddlers 2
XSmall 22" 28" Toddlers 3
Small 24" 33" Girls 5
Medium 26" 41"" Girls 7
Large 28" 44" Girls 10/ Juniors 5
XLarge 30" 48" Girls 12/ Juniors 9

 

Our Design 

 

 

Historical Inspirations 

 

Drawing after a detail of the Romance of Alexander, MS. Bodley 264, circa 1340 in the Bodeleian Library, Oxford, England Drawing after a detail of the Romance of Alexander, MS. Bodley 264, circa 1340 in the Bodeleian Library, Oxford, England
Drawing after Le Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry circa 1413 in the Bibliotheque du Musee Conde, Chantilly, France Drawing after Le Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry circa 1413 in the Bibliotheque du Musee Conde, Chantilly, France
Drawing after an illuminated manuscript Cod. ser. nov. 2644, folio 34r Drawing after Book of Hours for Rome Use, MS M.287, fol.64v, circa 1445 in The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Pennsylvania, USA

 

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