Miscellaneous 13th- and 14th-century tent pictures
from Bob Charrette
A 14th-century Italian military camp
An Army Breaking Camp, showing several stages
in taking down (or putting up?) a tent
Another tent picture, with guy-ropes going
through (apparently metal) grommets. As a special bonus, this picture
also includes good details of a chessboard, horse tackle, and
men's clothing, including a quilted arming-coat.
Another tent picture, showing both
oval pavilions, decorated with heraldry and colored stripes, and
thatched A-frames or lean-to's.
Another tent picture. This one looks fairly
early -- say, 13th-century -- and shows a pyramidal tent, one with no
"shoulders" at all. Good pictures of tent-stakes, mallet, and military
Sienese tents, from the cover of an
accounting book from the city of Sienna, Italy, for the year 1479.
It shows several round tents, with guy lines at the same angle as the
roof; two rectangular tents, perhaps with guy lines at the same
angle as the roof; and several low shoulderless "pup tents", simple
rectangles of fabric held up by two vertical poles and staked
to the ground at the edges. Note the unusual rectangular doors on both
round and rectangular tents.
Stephen Bloch / email@example.com
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