Hospitaller Cape

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Description of the Product

The Order of the knights Hospitaller was founded to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. After the Western Christian conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade the order began receiving large donations from Europe and nobles joined the ranks. Soon it became a religious/military order under its own charter, and was charged with the care and defence of the Holy Land. Together with the Knights Templar the Hospitallers were the force to be reconed with in the Holy Lands. As the most heavily armed and best equipped soldiers, this cavalry was dreaded wherever it went. Strict discipline, long training and religious fundamentalism were a guarantee for success in the battlefields. The Hospitallers used swords, shields, crossbows, spears and when mounted on horseback also pikes.

This hooded cape is heavy cotton with a fully embroidered Hospitaller emblem, a white eight-pointed cross, on the left shoulder. The cape can be attached with strings hidden on the shoulders and closed from the front with a corded rope.
Heavy 100 % cotton.

You can see the cape also on the music video KORPIKLAANI -Ämmänhauta

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