287.—Anglo-Saxon Femalesdetails

[Picture: 287.—Anglo-Saxon Females]
previous image

Image title:

287.—Anglo-Saxon Females

Taken from

Similar images:




Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
Please do not redistribute without permission, since running this site is expensive.


The practice of bandaging or cross-gartering the hose is indicated in many Anglo-Saxon drawings (Figs. 284, 288). Secondly, the ladies wore a long and ample garment with loose sleeves (the gunna, whence our gown), over a closer-fitting one, which had tight sleeves reaching to the wrist; over these a mantle was worn by the superior classes, and a sort of hood or veil upon the head (Figs. 286, 287). Those who desire further information upon the subject of the Anglo-Saxon costume may consult Mr. Blanche’s valuable little work upon ‘British Costume,’ or the ‘Pictorial History of England,’ Book II. Chap. VI. (p. 70)

The wood-engraving or woodcut shows two upper-class ladies, each in long dresses with matching head-gear. One lady stands and holds an open book while the other is seated and waves a hand. These are Anglo-Saxon Women from Old England.

See text in context

Place shown:



Stock image:

Buy from: alamy.com

Scanner dpi:

2400 dots per inch




You can get a version of this image without the watermark (the URL at the lower right corner). Download image. The images are watermarked to help people find where they came from if they get reposted to blogs or other sites. Images under 1200 pixels on a side are still free, although I will ask for a donation :-)