Het Atelier van Toen (roughly translates to the Worskhop of Yesteryear) creates Medieval clothing, from early to late and from poor to rich.
We provide you with all types of undergarments, topgarments, headwear and accessories for your enterprise.
Our products may give a new dimension to a exhibition or display featuring the Middle Ages. This also aplies to Medieval monuments which are open to the public. For instance:
-Medieval clothing for your employees and volunteers
-Dress-up-chests for young (and older!) visitors.
-Fully dressed mannequins in depictions of Medieval life.
-Dressing of forensic reconstructions.
-Reproductions of archaeological finds.
With everything we do, we make use of our extensive knowledge of Medieval clothing, from the Early Dark Age to the Late Middle Ages.
This knowledge comes from various sources. We study period art, illuminated manuscripts and archaeological finds. Our own research is complemented by that of others: archaeologists, historians and costumers.
We have the knowledge and skill to (re-)create a truely Medieval scene with clothing. Apart from tailoring, we know our way around multiple medieval textile crafts, such as tablet-weaving, embroidery, fingerloop-braiding and more. This type of handmade detail, could add to the authenticity of any piece of clothing.
Your wishes have, of course, our full attention. Designing and creating your clothing is done in close consultation. We are always happy to advise you on what type of clothing and accesories would be perfect to fit your needs.
Our products are standard hand finished. You won't find any visible machine-stitches. Do you require a more completely Medieval product, we can make it completely by hand, using Medieval methods of construction.
The possibilities are virtualy endless.
Questions or suggestions? Please let us know.