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Tent maker/pavilioner
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The best documented group of tent makers in medieval England worked for the king. They often worked in conjunction with other craftsmen including a group of tailors paid on a daily or weekly basis, blacksmiths making the metal components and carpenters making the wooden posts. The wardrobe accounts of Edward I from 1281-82 record the range of tasks carried out by his tentmakers. While he was at Rhuddlan Castle the king's tent maker received 1s for the purchases necessary for repairing the king's tents; 3s 6d for 12 ells of black canvas for mending the king's tent; 10s for mending t…

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Maria Hayward, “Tent maker/pavilioner”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_COM_628>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503



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