Our stylish Dagged Gown is a literal reconstruction of a garment pictured in the Decameron. The gown has the simple semi-fitted body, mid length skirts, small standing collar and bag sleeves seen in the manuscript. Most interesting is the deep, elaborate dagging on the skirt, and fringe on the upper arm. This dagging is referred to as 'zaddeln' (sing. 'zaddel') in German, and is a civilian nod to military fashion, much as camoflage is used as a fashion fabric today.
This gown is worn over a doublet and hosen. Made of wool, the body and sleeves are lined in our signature oatmeal linen, while the skirts are unlined. The front closes with handmade hooks and eyes. This unique, beautifully tailored garment will take a gentleman from town to the hunt in comfort and style.
The specific garment is taken from the Decameron (9th day, 8th story- Lauretta). Variations appear throughout the Decameron, as well in several plates the Hunting Book of Gaston Phoebus (Central figure Sickness in dogs and their care Français 616, Fol. 40v. Upper right, Preparing nets for the hunt, Français 616 , Fol. 53v,Huntsman, hunting boar Français 616 , Fol. 66). Early versions of this gown are worn in Fiore del Libre (1410), The Grandes Chroniques de France (Richelieu Manuscrits Français 2813) and Bible
Historiale (BNF MS. Fr09).
Please indicate your colour preference by listing your top 3 choices in order of preference in the Order Comments section of the order form. When your order is processed we will respond with a list of what is currently available in your preferred fabric and colour range.
Please note: We maintain very limited quantities in stock, most garments will be made up as ordered. Please allow sufficient time for production.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.