Medieval bed

medieval bed consists of several layers:

The wood bed is called Bedstead.

It corresponds to our “bed frame. Made of beech or oak wood, his box spring can be achieved by a Board (lined bedstead) background or a background of strings or cross-hatching mats (rope bedstead).

At the top is placed a bench

which is other than a bag full of straw or dried leaves.

On this first layer arises materas him.

Indeed, the word mattress we know today, is of Arab origin. He appeared in the 13th century and is derived from meaning matrah “thing thrown to the ground.”
Materas him is him fully lined wool or simply cotton.

The feathers and feathery Topper.

“And in my view the pet name he was given at the time should remind you of something you have in your rooms: couste, cost, froze… quilt!

We covered all of said most commonly linen canvas shroud.

Today this term is rather morbid but insofar as for centuries we’re dead in his bed, the history of the word is not hard to trace.

Duffel and pillows existed also in the form of “bedside” marrying the neck. However the term “pillow” seemed rather to refer to small scent bags sewn onto the quilt to decorate and especially to keep a sweet smell of freshness.

As you can see, we were used to sleeping in a soft comfort but not only. Indeed, the small detail that makes fly: these beds measured area 4 meter wide by 3,50 metres long. (Sources: Pascal Dibie, Ethnology of the bedroom)

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