11th century Bliaut
The Bliaut was a garment worn in 11th century Europe and can loosely trace its style to Asia Minor and the Eastern Mediterranean. It was popularized among the ruling class after the first Crusade and was often made of fine fabrics like silk. Its long, open sleeves were seen on both masculine and feminine styles, although masculine sleeves were often shorter.
This bliaut is made to measure from a cotton/linen blend and features a shallow keyhole neckline and a spiral laced side opening, with sleeves that drape to 24" (60cm).
The trim on the bliaut pictured was made custom for this garment from a linen base, synthetic gold trim, and real pearls, garnets, and jade. It can be made with any trim or none at all! Please contact us for a quote on your project and to discuss options!
The base cost is for one custom bliaut in linen in a wide selection of colors with no trim.
Please allow six to eight weeks for manufacture and delivery.