Category Archives: Portugal

Éléonore de Portugal. Impératrice 15ème siècle.

Eléonore de Portugal, Impératrice. 15 vêtements de siècle. costumes de la noblesse médiévale. la mode gothique

Éléonore de Portugal. Impératrice 15ème siècle.

Éléonore de Portugal (~ 1436-1467).

Impératrice du Saint-Empire romain germanique.

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Inquisition costumes of Spain and Portugal.

Spain Inquisition costumes ideas. Catholic church clothing. Criminal Habits dresses

The Standards & Criminal Habits used by the Inquisition

Inquisition costumes of Spain and Portugal. Dominican Order.

“The Standards & Criminal Habits used by the Inquisition In the Dominions of Spain and Portugal” . Engraved for the Universal Magazine for Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Pauls Church Yard, London 1748.

Associated with:  The Rise of Monachism. Monastic costumes history.

Girl of Guarda, Portugal 1808

Traditional Portuguese costumes. Guarda woman dress and clothing

Girl of Guarda

GIRL OF GUARDA.

THE approach to Guarda through the valley of saint Anthonio, formed by two parallel branches of the Serra da Estrella is beautiful and romantic.
The city is built on the highest of these mountains, and is considered the most elevated situation in Portugal. Its climate is cold and damp, but the salutary effects of the mountain breezes is visible in the blooming countenance and animated character, which distinguish its inhabitants, from those of the plain.
There is something singular and picturesque in the appearance of the young women, who are employed in carrying water pitchers to and from the wells. When empty, the pitcher is balanced on the head in the manner represented by the sketch, unsupported by the hands, and without any apparent restraint. Their dress is far from inelegant, and consists of no other colours than brown and blue. They wear no stockings; but their feet are protected by neat sandals.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.

Peasant boy of Nisa, Portugal 1808

Traditional Portuguese costumes. Nisa Peasant clothing. The Peninsula War.

PEASANT BOY OF NISA.

PEASANT BOY OF NISA.

IN this district a variation is observable in the dress of the peasantry, and bespeaks the contiguity of the Spanish frontier. Instead of cocked hats, which are so general in Estramadura, round ones with immense brims are used, turned up at the sides, or brought over the face, according to the fancy of the wearer.
Cloaks of dark brown are here generally worn.

Gallery: The Peninsula War.
Sketches of the country, character, and costume, in Portugal and Spain, made during the campaign, and on the route of the British Army, in 1808 and 1809.