Great Helms at the Perth Medieval Fayre

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Great Helms at the Perth Medieval Fayre

Subject

apparel, armament, armour, battle, garment, Great Helm, handcrafted, handmade armour, helmet, knight, metalwork, medieval armour, medieval craft, Perth, Perth Medieval Fayre, protective clothing, re-creation, recreation, soldier, surcoat, tunic, WA, WAMA, warfare, weaponry, Western Australia, Western Australian Medieval Alliance

Description

Image of a recreationist knight wearing a ‘Great Helm’ style helmet at the Perth Medieval Fayre. The Great Helm is a cylindrical helmet that encloses the entire head, with a flat top and eye slits for vision. It was adopted as the predominant style of helmet worn by knights in the early thirteenth century, replacing earlier ‘norman’ styles that offered only a nasal bar to protect the face from injury.

The Perth Medieval Fayre is organised by the Western Australian Medieval Alliance (WAMA). In 2011 it was held at Supreme Court Gardens on 19 March. Enthusiasts and vendors showcased a range of medieval arts and crafts, from dancing, calligraphy and lace-making to demonstrations of the techniques, weaponry and apparel of medieval combat.

Creator

McEwan, Joanne

Date

19 March 2011

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Citation

“Great Helms at the Perth Medieval Fayre,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed October 15, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/325.