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The Knights Hospitaller (also known as the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John... more
Product information "Hospitaller Cloak"
The Knights Hospitaller (also known as the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Order of St. John, Knights of Malta, and Chevaliers of Malta; French: Ordre des Hospitaliers, Maltese: Ordni ta’ San Ġwann) is a Christian organization that began as an Amalfitan hospital founded in Jerusalem in approximately 1080 to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. After the Western Christian reconquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, it became a religious/military order under its own charter, and was charged with the care and defence of the Holy Land. Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the Order operated from Rhodes, over which it was sovereign, and later from Malta where it administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily. Today it is known as the Maltese Order. Crusaders wore cloaks over their armour, often in combination with the matching surcoat (tabard). Usually it was emblazoned with the cross denoting the knight fighting for the liberation of Jerusalem. The Ulfberth cloaks are very sturdy and wide. We have not skimped on material. The whole cloak has a lining. Details: - length: approx. 143 cm - length of hood: approx. 60 cm - weight: approx. 2.3 kg - colour: black with white Hospitaller cross - material: wool, (minimum content 85%) (Wolle, 85% Mindestgehalt) lining: cotton, (minimum content 85%) (Baumwolle, 85% Mindestgehalt) - Care instructions: hand wash in cold water.
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