Did the medieval people, such as peasants, have some kind of mirrors so they could look at appearance? I know that glass was somewhat expensive (?) during the medieval times, since I googled it and this is what I got: -In medieval times, windows were usually left open and no glass was filled in simply because it was too expensive. -glass was invented sometime early In B.C. So why isn't it in use in medieval times? Is it just because the process of glass-blowing was very difficult and expensive? Or was it not even invented? -did peasants at least carry around a pocket mirror, something lightweight and small so they could check their appearance? Would it at all be possible for peasants or townspeople to have a large mirror in their room so they could look at their entire body and clothing reflected in the mirror? Would only nobility have access to glass mirrors? -Was there an alternative to glass? Some other semi-transparent metal substitute perhaps?