16th-Century Purses Made for SCA Largess | Trystan's Costume Closet
This was a random little project done in about two weeks. I was asked by Duquesa Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez if I could contribute to the gift basket given by the King and Queen of the West at the SCA’s West-An Tir War over July 4th Weekend 2010. Knowing my predilection for purses,Read the Rest of this Post...
Small, square, heavily-embroidered drawstring bag. Silver metallic threads, wire, metal purl and spangles embroidered on white silk satin ground. Formal stylized floral pattern. Embroidery includes laid couching, raised work, and bullion knots to attach spangles. Two wood-core braided drawstring pulls, braided silk and metallic cords. Three tassels at bottom. Pink silk lining. Several spangles missing; silk split in some areas.
Portrait of a Lady in a Black Dress with Marie Stuart Coiffure | Art UK
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I have made patterns for several sweet bags found in museum collections. I have distributed these patterns in the sweet bag classes I have taught at University. Some are fairly accurate. Some are s…
Elizabeth I (1533–1603)
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Stag with Herb Branch Mounted as a Ring, 1567, Art Institute of Chicago: Arms, Armor, Medieval, and Renaissance Gift of Marilynn B. Alsdorf Size: Diameter: 2.2 cm (13/16 in.) Medium: Gold, enamel,...
Marguerite de Valois by Clouet
So for late period, if you already have a blue gown, could make some yellow sleeves and tie them on. Marguerite de Valois by Clouet
Artists of the Dumonstier family
Etienne and Pierre Dumostier,c.1550 by Pierre Dumoustier The Coligny brothers by Pierre Dumoustier Portrait of Charles IX, King of France,1565 Geoffroy Dumoustier A portrait of a young woman in a ruffled collar by Pierre Dumoustier II Portrait of an unknown man by Pierre Dumoustier II Diane d’Andouins,c.1574 by Etienne Dumoustier Portrait of a Lady by Etienne Dumoustier Portrait of a Lady,c. 1620 by Etienne Dumoustier II Gabrielle d'Estrees by an artist of the Dumoustier family,1599 Daniel…
First a necessity then a status symbol and finally a fashion statement,interpreted in many ways these days,fur was the fabric men used to cover and adorn their bodies.Mink,sable,ermine chinchilla and other exotic skins were worn by the nobility while the common people wrapped themselves in lamb and calf to keep warm.Since exotic furs were hard to produce and come by they were ruinously expensive and could only be afforded by royalty,the nobility and the clergy.In the 13th c it is reported…