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Reconstructing Magyar

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 caftan is made from the Harpies and Lions Silk, with the use of the pattern of the famous Senmurv caftan from Moshchevaya Balka.

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

Both caftans are lined with canvas. The Sogdian caftan has some extra lining, because 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 from the Caucasus, with merging together the traits of two Caucasian archeological finds from here. The knee part of the boot is also covered 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 has a block printed silk caftan with Chernigov motifs for the summer heat times.

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


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