Shop iron fibulae online at Classic Fabrics
In our assortment you will find small iron fibulae, also called pins. Our fibulae can be used for various purposes, such as attaching or closing your leg wraps, to hold your coat or cape together, and many other purposes for which you can use a fibula. Our pins are available in different diameters and are made of high quality iron.
Fibulae throughout history
The fibula, also known as the coat pin or cloth pin, is a historical utensil and decorative object that served as a locking pin for garments. The object, usually made of metal, has a two-part locking mechanism in the form of a pin and a hole or bracket. The fibula can be seen as the precursor of the button and the zipper. The fibula was useful for attaching coats and other garments (such as the gown) to the shoulder. Roman women wore a stole above their tunic. This stole was tied with a fibula. The Greeks also used fibulae for their peplos. In several areas of Europe fibulae have been found; the oldest date from 800 BC. These fibulae had a tight binding behind or to the side of the piece of jewelry and on the front silver and gold decorations with a.o. animal heads. A fibula was also found in the tomb of Sutton Hoo.
Questions about our fibulae?
We understand that you might have some questions about our Fibulae. If you have questions about the stock or the delivery time of a product, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you. But you can also contact our customer service if you want some advice before you buy our Fibulae. Either way, we are here to help. You can reach us via e-mail, our Live Chat or by phone. And of course you’re always welcome to come and have a look around in our shop (on weekdays). We do ask you to make an appointment in advance via our customer service.