Garments of the Knights Templar

Garments of the Knights Templar

Garments of the Knights Templar

Garments of the Knights Templar: the Latin Rule of the Templars lays out in detail what the members of the Order were required to wear. They explain which type of dress allowed or not allowed. The knights wore white mantel or the sergeants wore black mantel. The Templars were allowed to wear a red cross on their habits after 1143. These garments were distributed by the Order’s Draper.

Brothers’ Dress

Unlike some other military orders, brother knights may have their own personal property. In terms of clothes, the Templars were required to wear linen in the spring and summer (rather than only wool), which was likely appreciated by members in warmer climates.

The color of the clothing is preferably white which means purity. No brother would wear a piece of fur on his clothing, or something else related to bodily functions, including a blanket unless it is made of lamb’s or sheep’s hair. If any of the order’s rules are violated. The member was punished.

The Draper takes care of all the above things. They distribute the garments to the knight and ensure that the garments fitted perfectly. The members who receive new robes can be returned back their old ones. Those mantels gave to the poor. If any brother after dress-up feels arrogant or proud, he was punished. A linen shirt shall be granted to any brother who wishes to wear it in summer.

Each should have enough room for a mattress, bolster, and blanket, and he should use a linen blanket at all times. To put it another way, it’s a fluffy pillow. They will sleep in shirts, breeches, shoes, and belts at all times.

 

Garments of the Knights Templar
Garments of the Knights Templar

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