The bakers worked at night
so the people could have their bread in the morning. The baker tends
the oven. The apprentice arranges the freshly baked loaves. In the
shadows a woman seems to be stealing a loaf, but perhaps she is either
the baker's wife, or an early customer.
A lady is having a fitting
in the shop of the tailor. Tailors not only had to be attentive to
fashion and the customers desires, but also was expected to disguise
his patrons physical deformities.
The bowmaker is a
craftsmen who made the weapons used by medieval people for hunting and
self-defense. A specialty within the craft was that of the fletcher
who fixed the feathers to the arrow shaft to help it fly straight.
The Behem Codex is
preserved in the Jagiellonian Library in Cracow, Poland.