Component Entry, Female, Male, Unisex

Belt, Tablet woven 1 with garters

TitleBrocaded tablet woven belt and garters Belt with Reproduction Buckle
Entry #GGC2021.034
Alternate NamesBelt, Girdle
Time range1200-1300
EraHigh Medieval
MakerKristine nic Tallieur,
ConfidenceExtant fragment


 Various belts.      


This is a tablet woven belt made in two layers.  The outer layer is cotton with mylar wrapped thread that emulates gold thread used in period weaving. The images woven into the belt using a brocade technique.   The belt is woven in two parts with a cotton inner belt and the layers are sewn together. The buckle is a reproduction of a 1200-1300’s buckle found in the Budapest Museum of History, Nomad hall purchased from a reenactor vendor.      

The garters are made in the same manner. 

Inspiration Images

Common Materials

  • Fabrics:
    • Linen, silk, gold wire, bronze/copper alloy
  • Ornamentation:

Effective Substitutions

  • Fabrics:
    • Silk, cotton, linen, wool, mylar thread, brass, bronze
  • Ornamentation:

Ensemble Components


  • buckle copy of one found in Hungary, 13-14 c. Stored in Budapest Museum of History, Nomad hall


Cleveland Museum of Art, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons,_Sicily,_end_of_11th_century_-_Two_Galloon_Fragments_Mounted_Together_-_1940.492.a_-_Cleveland_Museum_of_Art.tif

Source of Period PicWikipedia commons, Cleveland Museum of Art
PhotographerVincent De Vere

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