Reconstruction of a 14th Century Leather Hood
In the mid 1980’s two scraps of leather with intricate hole patterns were unearthed during an archeological dig in Kalisz, Poland.
It was determined that these pieces were part of the cowl of a mid to late 14th century hood, with embroidered decoration. Very little is known about the actual garment.
I found the idea of a project, taking the very little physical information present and using other existing information from the time period to recreate the item, fascinating and challenging. This was my first time working with either leather, or embroidery.