• Historical Clothing
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By Crusader1307

Another form of popular early to mid-Medieval clothing. The Ganache originated in France. Like it's "cousin" The Monks Mantle, it was based on the style of outer garments worn by many Religious Orders of the day. Unlike The Monks Mantle, The Ganache was longer in length. Designed to reach the mid-shin, it was also enclosed at the sides. Sewn together with linen twine or leather straps, The Ganache was made with varying degrees of sleeve design (from none to full length). A detachable cowl with cap was worn as well. The cap featured a long extension (pointed or blunted). Length and reason were probably nothing more than "fashion statement". Ganaches were made of heavy linen, often reinforced with muslin. Later, leather versions were see as well. The style was popular with Peasant's and Common folk, mostly made by them. Hunters and Archers popularized The Ganache in the late Middle Ages.