Leather belt with molded brass clasp
Embossed Belt with Etched Brass
Long linen belt with fringe for kids
Lendenier for the female body
Embossed belt with brass accents
Embossed late Middle Ages belt
Early 15-century soldier's leather belt
Leather Belt with Embossing
Laser cut brass belt for Halloween
Dainty brass women's belt
Embossed leather belt "Keys and Symbols"
Laser cut brass women's belt
Extra wide leather and brass war belt
Leather Kidney Belt with Embossing
Two tones multipurpose leather war belt
Military Roman Brass and Leather Belt
Enamel and brass women’s belt
Leather and brass belt with enamel
Leather and brass belt with enamel
Long linen belt with fringe
Long fabric belt
Fabric belt with beaded fringe
Linen belt with fringe
Long belt with beaded fringe
Embossed leather belt with metal accents
Leather and enameled brass plaque belt
Functional embossed leather combat belt
Exclusive etched brass pendant belt
Embossed leather arming belt
Embossed Lendenier for the female body
Women's etched steel pendant belt
Fantasy medieval style leather belt
Fantasy belt with oval steel accents
Leather belt with etched steel accents
Embossed Leather Belt with Metal Accents
Leather belt with secret pocket
Medieval armour belt with steel plates
Brass version of Milanese armor belt
Fantasy leather belt with dagger frog
Embossed leather accessory
Braided leather and brass belt
Etched brass belt with pearls
Medieval leather belt with secret pocket
Tooled leather with thistle ornament
Embossed leather belt with brass accents
Medieval armor belt with brass accents
Medieval-style belt with secret pockets
Medieval belt with steel etched accents
Most wanted at Pennsic and ren faires!
Women's leather and steel armor skirt
Eastern leather and velvet belt
Enamelled brass and leather accessories
Fantasy narrow belt with brass accents
Embossed Leather Belt
Medieval Belts for Sale
The belt belongs to the oldest accessories created by primitive man. Initially, the belt has been used to keep up lower body clothing, such as trousers, pants, skirt. Also, the belt held the flaps of the robes closed to keep warmth.
Symbolism of an Ancient Belt
Belt in ancient folk beliefs was a symbol of a road, a way through the mythical and the real obstacles. Medieval belts were considered as apotropaic charms that protect people from evil forces, jinxes, and simple earthly troubles, and as talismans, contributing to the fortune and success of the one who wears it. A child could get his first girdle immediately after birth, and he could carry all his life, without removing. Also, the belt was often put in a coffin after the death of the owner, the person could not be buried unbelted.
Usage of the Belts
Middle ages belt was an indispensable functional component of any outfit. Purse, flint, knife, dagger, whip were commonly attached to the belt with laces. Men's medieval belt was visually distinguished by its simplicity as a narrow piece of leather complemented with a small buckle. Townswomen attached home furnishings and maintenance accessories to their belts, as well as small bags and pouches, named "pocket", which became the progenitors of the modern pockets. Each European woman dreamed of buying a luxurious golden ladies belt studded with precious stones and beads, just as one which is available in our medieval belts store. Nobles wore belts made of precious metals and stones, allowing them to feel luxurious and beautiful.
- fixes the clothes and armor (note that padding choses and armor cuisses are traditionally tied up to the belt);
- serves as a mount for keys, money, weapons and other stuff;
- indicates the status of the wearer;
- puts the emphasis on the waist or hips;
- enriches the look and makes it more elegant;
- emphasizes your unique style!
Warfare made durable leather belt an integral part of the medieval man's garb. As a potential warrior, every man had to wear a belt. During an accolade, a man was awarded a knight belt as a sign of getting a new status. Ripping off or loss of such a belt was a great shame that can not be forgiven. Knight's belt was wide and long - about a meter and a half. Such medieval belts for sale were rare, most often they had to be custom made. Here in ArmStreet, we offer custom medieval belts, meaning that you can choose the material, color, length, width and decorations for your belt. To buy a medieval belt, you need to measure your waist, if you are looking for a knight's belt you can measure it over a gambeson or over your body armor.
How to Wear Medieval Belt?
Usually, one of the ends of the belt was threaded onto a buckle, then tied in a knot so its free end was hanging in the front, flaunting with a massive decorated tip. It was worn at the waist or hips level parallel to the ground and was often richly decorated. At first, it was covered with just several metal accents, but with time their size and number increased, and in the 15th century part of the belt has been completely covered with rich accents. ArmStreet has a large variety of steel- and brass decorated belts that are sure to be a great addition to your garb.
The medieval belt is a kind of bearer of the "spirit of the time", and one of the essential attributes of the high Middle Ages in Western Europe.