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.
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
Crusaders wore tabards (from the French tabarde) also known as surcoats over their armour, usually emblazoned with the cross denoting the knight fighting for the liberation of Jerusalem.
Our tabards are very wide. We have not skimped on material.
There are slits in front and back.
- length: approx. 131 cm
- chest circumference: approx. 130 cm
- hole for head: approx. 68 cm (circumference)
- weight: approx. 1.1 kg
- colour: black with white, Hospitaller cross
- material: 68% wool, 10% polyester, 10% polyacryl, 12% other fabrics
lining: cotton (minimum 85%)
Material: 68% Wolle, 10% Polyester, 10% Polyacryl, 12% sonstige Fasern
Innenfutter: Baumwolle (85% Mindestgehalt)
Care instructions: hand wash in cold water.