Kabadion, quilted padded jacket worn under Byzantine armor, depicted in numerous artwork of military saints in territories of the former Byzantine empire, and also described by Princess Anna Comnena. Tim Dawson wrote an article about the Kabadion in 1998 named Kremasmata, Kabadion, Klibanion.
The tablet weaving is based on my own patterns, and also information provided by Shelagh Lewins on her website: http://www.shelaghlewins.com/home/home.php.
The embroidery is my own pattern.
Tools: sewing machine and typical sewing implements, embroidery hoops, and a tablet weaving loom.
Materials: all fabric is linen. Batting is bamboo and silk. The yarn for the tablet weaving is linen yarn. The brocade [tablet weaving] and embroidery was 6 strand cotton embroidery floss.
I used the sewing machine simply for time saving implement; my hand stitching is too slow to complete a single garment in a year.
I quilted the fabric and batting, and then cut and stitched it to fit my body following a T-tunic format.
The tablet woven trim at the hem and on the upper arm was created using a brocade pattern, and then stitched to the kabadion.
The tablet woven epulettes were likewise, created using a tablet woven brocade.
Kremasmata, Kabbadion, Klibanion: Some aspects of middle Byzantine military equipment reconsidered Tim Dawson: https://www.levantia.com.au/military.html
The Techniques of Tablet Weaving, Peter Collingwood
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