Reconstructing Magyar

Aranyosi János from Hungary reconstructing a Magyar noble from the Conquest period (Xth century). Among the archeological finds and the written sources we find several traces that Magyars used a lot of silk for their attire.

This habit represented in Aranyosi’s gear. Full silk kaftan is made from the Harpies and Lions Silk, with the use of the pattern of the famous Senmurv kaftan from Moshchevaya Balka.

The upper coat is a Sogdian kaftan type, where silk is also present as borderings. Straps at the bottom from Esztergom Lion Silk, and straps at the upper arm from the rewerse side of the Yellow Moshchevaya Balka Silk.

Both kaftans are lined with camvas. The Sogdian caftan has some extra lining, bacause it is used for combat as well.

He is wearing a cap, what is also a type known from the Caucasus, and from other pictorial sources from the steppe. This is made from Astana silk, and a remarkable work of Paulina Wiłka Deręgowska, owner of the Miklagard Silk.

His belt mounts are from Karos, as well his silver plated pouch. The boots are also comes form the Caucasus, with merging together the traits of two Caucasion archeological finds from here. The knee part of the boot is also cevered with silk, just like in the case of the Hassaut boots. Note that the boots and most of his gear is his own work.

He also have a block printed silk kaftan with Chernigov motifs for the summer heat times.

Aranyosi János is part of the Keleti Szövetség reeanctor club in Hungary.

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