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Llan-Gors decorated garment
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The Llan-Gors fragments, the only early medieval textile so far found in Wales, belong to the most elaborate surviving secular garment of the period yet discovered in the British Isles. The textile was discovered, partly resting on charred wood, in waterlogged silts outside the north palisade of a crannog site on the shore of Llan-gors Lake, near Brecon, south-east Wales, during archaeological excavation in 1990 (see archaeological textiles). The site was possibly the Welsh royal stronghold called Brycheiniog in Welsh, Brecenanmere in English, which, according to the Anglo-Saxon C…

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Gale R. Owen-Crocker, “Llan-Gors decorated garment”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_COM_372>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503



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