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Medieval Cloaks and Capes ᐉ European Manufacturer ᐉ Medieval Armoury

A cloak is a type of loose garment worn over clothing, mostly but not always as outerwear for outdoor wear, serving the same purpose as an overcoat, protecting the wearer from the weather. It may form part of a uniform. Cloaks have been and are worn in countless societies. Over time cloak designs have been changed to match fashion and available textiles.


Cloaks generally fasten at the neck or over the shoulder, vary in length, from hip all the way down to the ankle, mid-calf being the normal length. They may have an attached hood and may cover and fasten down the front, in which case they have holes or slits for the hands to pass through. However, cloaks are almost always sleeveless.


Ancient Greeks and Romans were known to wear cloaks. Greek men and women wore the himation, from the Archaic through the Hellenistic periods (c. 750-30 BC). Romans would later wear the Greek-styled cloak, the pallium. The pallium was quadrangular, shaped like a square, and sat on the shoulders, not unlike the himation.




Romans of the Republic would wear the toga as a formal display of their citizenship. It was denied to foreigners and was worn by magistrates on all occasions as a badge of office. The toga was claimed to have originated with Numa Pompilius, the second king of Rome.


Powerful noblemen and elite warriors of the Aztec Empire would wear a tilmàtli; a Mesoamerican cloak/cape used as a symbol of their upper status. Cloth and clothing was an upmost importance for the Aztecs. The more elaborate and colorful tilmàtlis were strictly reserved for elite high priests, emperors; and the Eagle warriors as well as the Jaguar knights.


Capes were common in medieval Europe, especially when combined with a hood in the chaperon. They have had periodic returns to fashion - for example, in nineteenth-century Europe. Roman Catholic clergy wear a type of cape known as a ferraiolo, which is worn for formal events outside a ritualistic context. The cope is a liturgical vestment in the form of a cape. Capes are often highly decorated with elaborate embroidery.


Stay up to date by exploring the many medieval cloaks for sale made by us and avoid cheap, imported capes.


Medieval Armoury is proud to offer a package of options because we don't import clothing, we make it for you. You can choose from various medieval textile fabrics, colors, sizes and even create your own personalized medieval cloak with your own embroidered Coat of Arms. Our manufacturing time, quality and delivery time is a factor well known and appreciated among our customers.

Medieval Bicolor Cape Medieval Bicolor Cape
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Beautiful and very well manufactured replica of a bicolor medieval coat, perfect for historical reenactment or larp events. The cloak features a drawstring on the front for fastening.This item is handmade in Spain. The true colour of cotton may vary slightly from the picture.Key Features:Fastened at..
59.90€
Ex Tax:49.50€
Medieval Cape with Hoodie Medieval Cape with Hoodie
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Beautiful replica of a medieval coat in thick cotton, perfect for historical reenactment or larp events. The cloak features a drawstring on the front for fastening.This item is handmade in Spain.Key Features:Fastened at the front with a drawstring cordAvailable in 2 colours : White, BlackPerfect rep..
54.90€
Ex Tax:45.37€
Medieval Ceremonial Reversible Mantle Medieval Ceremonial Reversible Mantle
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Medieval Ceremonial Reversible Mantle in ceremonial style, perfect for ceremonial acts and reenactments. Inspired by historical documents.This thick mantle is manufactured and available in black and white, 100 % cotton, resulting in a beautifull texture and long last durability.The finishing quality..
99.90€
Ex Tax:82.56€
Medieval Cloak Anchored Cross
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Beautiful replica of a medieval cloak in thick cotton, perfect for historical reenactment or larp events. The cloak features a drawstring on the front for fastening and a big red anchored cross on the left side.This item is handmade in Spain. The true colour of cotton may vary slightly from the pict..
64.90€
Ex Tax:53.64€
Medieval Mantle for Ceremony Medieval Mantle for Ceremony
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Medieval cape in italian style, perfect for ceremonial acts. Inspired by historical documents.This cape is manufactured in 100% thick cotton, resulting in a beautifull texture and long last durability.Product manufactured by Medieval Armoury in Europe.Available in White, Black..
49.90€
Ex Tax:41.24€
Medieval Synthetic Suede Cape Medieval Synthetic Suede Cape
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Medieval Cape in synthetic SuedeMedieval cloak made by Medieval Armoury, in synthetic suede fabricUnisexIncludes laces and hood.Composition 100% polyesterSize: One size for adultsAvailable colors: Black, Maroon, Gray, Brown, Green, Red, Blue, White..
49.99€
Ex Tax:41.31€
Medieval Templar Cape with Hoodie Medieval Templar Cape with Hoodie
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Beautiful replica of a medieval templar coat in thick cotton, perfect for historical reenactment or larp events. The cloak features a drawstring on the front for fastening and a big red templar cross on the left side.This item is handmade in Spain. The true colour of cotton may vary slightly from th..
64.90€
Ex Tax:53.64€
Reversible Medieval Synthetic Suede Cape Reversible Medieval Synthetic Suede Cape
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Reversible Medieval Synthetic Suede Cape with several Color CombinationMedieval cloak made by Medieval Armoury, in synthetic suede fabric, for men, women and childrenIncludes laces and hood.Composition 100% polyesterSize: One size for adultsAvailable colors for each side (click desired color and com..
99.90€
Ex Tax:82.56€
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