Oriental Rug probably from northern Persia. The arrangement of the arabesques in the main field is one of the most ingenious in Persian rugs.
Fra ‘Jean de la Valette, Jean Parisot de La Valette, (1494 – 1568) was from 1557 until his death the 49th Grand Master of the Military Order of Malta and founder of present capital of Malta, Valletta.
Chevau-légers. The Guard troops of the Ancien Régime. The king’s guard. Sergeant in armor. 1560 to 1600. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
Imperial Herald from the first half of the 16th century. Colored pen drawings by Hans Holbein. Garb of the common lansquenets.
French court dresses. Renaissance fashion at the end of the 16th century Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
Gauntlets and gloves. England 16th century. Tudor fashion era. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
The wars of religion — The fashions of Italy are brought across the Alps, and are welcomed in France — Effects of the expeditions into Italy — Articles from Venice and Genoa are very fashionable — A cloud of sugar-plums, and a shower of scents — Effeminate style of dress — Charles IX. and his Edicts against extravagant display — Fashion rebels against sumptuary laws — Women of high rank, bourgeoises, widows, and spinsters — Wedding dresses — Observations of a Venetian ambassador — “Corps piqué” — Drawers—Pain — Cosmetics — Breast mirrors, girdle mirrors — Court dresses — “Arcelets.”
The earliest queens of fashion — Mary Stuart’s costumes; her jewels — Description of bodices and sleeves of that period — Crosses — The “loup” or small mask — Coiffure “en raquette” — An anecdote concerning high heels — Regulations respecting fashion — Remark of a lady of our own day on distinctions in dress — Exordium of the Edict of July 12, 1549 — Maximum of marriage portions — The first knitted silk stockings.
German Renaissance Fashion in the 16th Century. Top row left: Noblewomen and noblemen in Spanish fashion of the years 1565-1570 Right: Knight and General in armor and armament under Emperor… Read More
Manche ajourée noir et or; Manche à crevés François Ier; Corsage et manche plissée rose; Manche de soie souple gris argent; manche en lingerie blanche. Histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes de la renaissance de l’an 1461 á l’an 1574.