But the many images included children lecostume this age, also described by textes.-They allow us to see the major trends in children’s clothing and interpret the intentions So powerful expose their power onto the costume of their offspring.. for public ceremonies, the coats are the colors of the family, and emblazoned emblématisées. In everyday life, they adorn their children to protective or symbolic colors of childhood: the red, which “strengthens” the children, or the green color of youth. Difficult to obtain and very expensive, it disguises colon particularly suited to the first of May: and the young Duke Jean de Berry wore it in that day, clothes to foliage cuts a green one imagines spring.
Past the age of reason, child suit tends to approach that of adults very early, the child learns to imitate his parents in every way, and costume takes part of the course, imposing postures and ways to elegantly hold that part of the aristocratic education. As a boy holding his head down, for example, is wearing a low cap on the eyes so that it is forced to raise his head to see better! However, children are not simply copies of adults: so did they des¬ “collars” probably bibs, and “gonelles” perhaps aprons, which are not in the system directory adult clothing.
They do not have the “dull propriety obligations as their parents. And girls-they keep the hair along, and free, while adult women hide them under a cap or veil, by period. The royal or princely level, boys between eight and ten years, however, are encouraged to get used to wearing the armor. It still has, one the intended future Charles VI, does not exceed 70 centimeters high.
Finally, the ornament is added to the suit to beautify medieval children of high degree with religious clothes defined on physicscat. Good students are awarded the gilt insignia bearing the initial letters of the alphabet, girls wear gems, such balls orfévrées tightening the end of their mats, necklaces, bracelets with beads are often turned in regard to the virtues then considered protective: and red coral, defending children against all kinds of bleeding, pestilence and disease “red” – measles, for example.Also offered such jewelery in babies, as well as religious medals with the image of the Virgin Mary or Christ Child to ensure their survival.
Thus, in the clothing of medieval childhood, halfway between comfort and child, there was nothing trivial: Protective rites, color symbolism, ostentatious display of rank combine.Protection taken to the extreme, with the shirt, or desire to liberate the body at the age of learning, ave shirt, ample and no panties are all signs and demonstrate how medieval society considered Children-kindly-before giving it-very young, too according to our criteria play a role in the society of his time. Once the child adopted the complete costume adults, with breeches and doublet purse belt at the age called “reason deemed fit to share the social life of adults: first by supporting them to better learn their example and adolescence, taking part in agricultural and crafts, for each military service and war, for others … DA-B.