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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.
Plain medieval belt is made of thick natural leather (~3 mm) of 2,7 cm width. It doesn't have ferrules, but it is finished with rounded tin buckle. Length of this leather belt is ~180 cm.
Our historical belts are available in a few colors. Check which one will be the best for your medieval clothing and choose from below:
Note. Medieval belts are sold without holes. If you want us to make them for you, please let us know about girth in your waist, midsection, and hips.
How to wear a plain belt in medieval reenactment
This simple historical belt will fit both women and men reenacting almost any historical period. Its simple look – indiscrete color, plain finishing, no adornments – makes it appropriete for both early and late medieval period.
In the Middle Ages, belts were an inherent part of human’s outfits. They were often richly decorated, and used as a mounting tool for a pouch, bag or weapon. All of our belts are based on archaeological findings and iconographic representations, made 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.
Plain medieval belt in historical sources
It's easy to find plain belts in iconography, sculptures, and paintings from many historical periods. There are works from 13th century among them – characters in "The Rutland Psalter" wear such belts. Illustrations with medieval workers from 15th century also contain these accessories. "Hausbüchern der Mendelschen und Landauerschen Zwölfbrüderhausstiftungen" from Nuremberg presents a workshop of a tanner, with plain belts with rounded buckles.