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SPES products - technology & methods of manufacturing
- products with visible signs of using modern methods and tools in their production; e.g. visible outside and inside seams in clothing made with the use of a machine.
- products with visible signs of using both modern and traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. main, inside seams in clothing are made with the use of a machine while outside stitches and details are sewn by hand.
- goods with visible signs of using only traditional methods and tools in their production; e.g. all seams in clothing are sewn by hand.
*NOTE. We always use high quality materials and fabrics while making our products - the above standards of their production are not related to the materials used.
A medieval belt inspired by the historical findings from Poland and England. Due to its width, we recommend this model mainly to men’s civil costumes. This belt combines simple solutions, but its characteristic buckle and graceful embossment will surely enrich your costume and draw the eyes of your companions.
Our medieval belt fits perfectly the most popular civil clothes, like cotte or cotehardie.
natural, red, black or brown.
Width: 2 cm
Length: 150 cm
Leather thickness: 3,5 mm
Buckle: based on archeological findings from Gdańsk
Ferrule: based on archeological findings from Gdańsk and Płock
Embossments :"IHC" - Jesus Christ's monogram, based on the finding from England.
Medieval belts and their role
In the Middle Ages, belts were an inherent part of human’s outfits. Often richly decorated, they were used to tie around the waist and also to attach various items like pouches or weapons. Both men and women wore leather belts of various width and color, often with metal elements or embossed patterns. Fabric belts were less popular.
Like all former clothing, medieval belts had a symbolic role. Wealthiness and marital status - especially in the case of women - were displayed in the costliness of dress and accompanying accessories.
All of our belts are based on archaeological findings and iconographic representations. Also, they are manufactured by high level craftsmen. The leather used in the process of manufacturing belts is dyed with natural pigments and it is 3-4 mm thick.