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"On Köhler's 14th century Chemise."
http://medieval-baltic.us/kohlers-chemise.pdf

In short, the sleeveless singlet-like garment that shows up in "A History of Costume" by Carl Köhler, was probably inserted by an editor, Emma von Sichart, long after Köhler shuffled off this mortal coil. She used the photograph from Moritz Heyne's third volume of "Fünf Büchern Deutscher Hausaltertümer von den’ ältesten geschichtlichen Zeiten bis zum 16. Jahrhundert," but for whatever reason didn't bother to actually mention the chemise in the book's text.

Anyway, though the magic of copyright expiration, books entering the public domain, it is now possible to read the original, early 20th century descriptions of the chemise, it's find context, and some vague-as-to-almost-be-useless comments on it's construction. Hence the PDF at the start of this post, with some translations into English, and a brief summary.

Date: 2012-08-04 09:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] montjoye
Yay. thanks for sharing.

Date: 2012-08-06 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Interestingly this chemise is also featured in Kleidung in Mittelalter by Katrin Kania, but no new information is given there.

I suspect that with some effort it would be possible to pinpoint the troops that might have done the looting. I wonder if there was a list of things taken? It's probably sadly sitting as some weird trophy somewhere that may not have much meaning to the owner anymore.

(jillwheezul - for some reason I can't use open id)

Date: 2012-08-06 09:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ossamenta
Thank you for posting this! I knew it came from Rahnis and was lost in WWII, but I never knew all the other details.

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