Clothing made to be worn in Boarhunt, a timber-framed hall house from South Boarhunt, Hampshire, built between 1355 and 1390. The house is presented as it might have been around 1380.
The man is wearing a ‘liripipe’ – a tailed hood made of wool, lined with a finer wool for comfort and a lined woollen ‘cote’ with front and side openings to allow free movement. The cote’s edges are bound with madder-dyed wool. Note the hand-whittled wooden toggles with tablet-woven loops.
The woman is wearing a linen headcloth or wimple, which completely covers her hair and throat, a long-sleeved kirtle with front and side gussets and a finer woollen overtunic with high gussets front and back (cut from 18-inch narrowcloth). Note the tablet-woven edging used to give a decorative finish to the seam edges of the overtunic.