“The length of a girdle was also
subject to the vagaries of fashion, and in the 13th and 14th centuries a girdle often reached almost
to the feet of the wearer” (Egan 35).
“Girdles and various other types
of belt were made from leather or were woven (usually by manipulating a pack of tablets) from threads of silk, linen or worsted”
“Examples of 14th-cenury
tablet-woven girdles from London include one 8.5mm wide woven in two colours of silk thread to form alternating bands of pink
and green, or yellow, running width ways”