Hello all you early period garb experts out there!
I need your advice about this particular illumination - especially the leggings.
I'm trying to recreate this garb, and I need to know how they would work. How did they connect at the tops? The document is a French Sacramentary from the first half of the 11th century, and I understand that therefore it dates from before all-in-one leggings.
Also, I don't know how to interpret the decorative elements on the leggings. It certainly looks like they've got straps crossed around them to keep them on, which I've read about before - but how do I interpret the detail around the knee? Here's a closeup of the area I'm talking about:
Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!