Plant-Dyed Wool Mi-Parti Cotta (High Medieval Period)

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    Plant-Dyed Wool Mi-Parti Cotta (High Medieval Period)

    ~ 350,00 

    Noble high medieval cotta or tunic made from plant-dyed wool in Mi-Party play of colours in dark green and beige. The light wool works well for summer clothing. The seams on collar, sleeves & hem are handsewn. The cotta is usually worn over a matching linen cotta.

    Delivery time: ~ 10-20 working days

    Currently I do not accept new orders. But I am happy to help if you are looking for sewing advice. You can contact me here: Contact form

    Description

    The knee-lengh cotta or tunic is made from luxurious plant-dyed wool in dark green and beige. This wool is very light and thus suitable for summer clothing. The vertical split in colour is called Mi-Parti (half-split). Mi-Parti was developed in the high medieval period for pants, and was expanded into an intricate colour symbolism for all clothes until the late medieval times.

    The cut of the tunic is based on the finds in Haithabu (or Hedeby) in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The Haithabu cotta consists of front and back panels with middle and side gussets in the a little over knee-length skirt part. The sleeves are made from one piece with a rounded sleeve head and no underarm gusset. This sleeve form is specific to the finds in Haithabu in early medieval times, but spread everywhere in in the high and late medieval periods.

    Usually the cotta is worn over an additional white linen under-cotta with the same cut. Wool and linen have excellent temperature regulation when worn together (warm in winter, cool in summer).

    The visible seams are hand stitched with green & beige coloured wool thread. The invisible seams are machine sewn.
    On request all seams can be done by hand or machine.

    Wool 100% New wool

     

    Source: Viking Tunic Construction by Carolyn Priest-Dorman

    The belt is not included and only in the pictures for demonstration purposes.

    Please always choose your unchanged clothing size (e.g. for corsets your normal waist circumference, not the reduced circumference).

    For Italian sizes add +6 and for French sizes add +2 to the EU sizes.

    AlphaEUUK/USBust (in cm / inch)Waist (in cm / inch)Hip (in cm / inch)
    XXS -44 -34 -subtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per sizesubtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per sizesubtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per size
    XXS443489 / 34.877 / 30.193 / 36.3
    XXS463693 / 36.381 / 31.697 / 37.9
    XS483897 / 37.985 / 33.2101 / 39.5
    XS5040101 / 39.589 / 34.8105 / 41
    S5242105 / 4194 / 36.7109 / 42.6
    S5444109 / 42.699 / 38.7113 / 44.1
    M5646113 / 44.1104 / 40.6117 / 45.7
    M5848117 / 45.7109 / 42.6121 / 47.3
    L6050121 / 47.3114 / 44.5125 / 48.8
    L6252125 / 48.8119 / 46.5129 / 50.4
    XL6454128 / 50124 / 48.4133 / 51.9
    XL6656132 / 51.6128 / 50137 / 53.5
    XXL6858136 / 53.1132 / 51.6141 / 55.1
    XXL7060140 / 54.7134 / 52.3145 / 56.6
    XXXL7262144 / 56.2138 / 53.9149 / 58.2
    XXXL7464148 / 57.8142 / 55.5153 / 59.8
    XXXL +74 +64 +add 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per sizeadd 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per sizeadd 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per size

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