Pilgrims’ Clothing
The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela

Rome 1300: On the Path of the Pilgrim

Pilgrimage to Rome in the Middle Ages: Continuity and Change

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West

The Age of Pilgrimage: The Medieval Journey to God

Medieval European Pilgrimage, C.700 - C.1500

To Be a Pilgrim: The Medieval Pilgrimage Experience

Pilgrimages: The Great Adventure of the Middle Ages

From Medieval Pilgrimage to Religious Tourism: The Social and Cultural Economics of Piety

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook

Traveling Through Text: Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts

Following are depictions of medieval men and women on pilgrimage. Trends to note: colors (brown or black), cloaks, broad hats, satchels (or “wallets” or “scrips”), staffs, and badges (especially the scallop-shell of Santiago de Compostela). There are also several manuscripts of Le pèlerinage de la vie humaine, in which the hero is depicted as a literal pilgrim; a few image-collections from some of the manuscripts of this texts are linked below.

Some additional links on pilgrims & pilgrimages in the Middle Ages, and on pilgrim’s badges.

I especially recommend the Centrum voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie’s Kunera for finding pilgrimage badges; for more information about Kunera (and how to navigate it), see Kunera: A Dutch saint and a database of badges and ampullae.