Category: Fashion History

Two ladies of Siena on the harp and organ. Italy 13th century.

costumes, medieval, Italy, 13th century, fashion, middle ages, Henry Shaw, Sienna.

COSTUME, in the west of Europe, during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, was not strikingly characteristic of difference of countries. When, however, we pass to the south, and enter the warm clime and free states of Italy, we find the dresses of all classes have an entirely different character.