Costume silhouettes of the sixteenth century changed rapidly with the introduction of the corset, the basquine, the hoop skirt, or vertugale.
The mi-parti, the wide bag sleeves, like the long jagged or cogged surplices are repeated here in the most varied applications and changes.
This period from 1300 to 1500 was full of the eccentricities of extreme fashion.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
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From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Mughal gardens in Srinagar, Kashmir. Gardens of the Great Mughals by Constance Mary Villiers Stuart. Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh.
History of Costume by Auguste Racinet. Costumes of the nobility in the time of Henry IV of France. 16th, 17th century. Court Toilets & Ceremonial Robes.
French directoire. Neoclassical fashion in the transition to the Empire. 1789-1800.
St. Catherine of Alexandria holding in her hands instruments of her punishment. On the right is St. Agnes, and a lamb, the emblem of her innocence and gentleness.
The Assyrians were warriors, as their costume shows, with its heavily ornate, barbaric splendour. They wore much more jewellery than the Persians.
This place was famous in the olden time as one of the favorite haunts of the great sea-serpent.
One of the most beautiful pair of gloves probably in existence, and fortunately in a fine state of preservation.