German patrician women. First third of the 16th century.
German citizens in 1520. Both women wear the round cut Cotta, or Gamurra with long, luscious decorative sleeves. The Gamurra was closely fitted and emphasized the figure of the woman. The cut was mostly kept around. The sleeves were ornate and fanciful, usually sewn only slightly and could be replaced.
On the history of costumes. Twelfth sheet. First third of the XVI century. Illustration by E. Fröhlich. Munich illustrated book no. 420.
German patrician women.
Source: Munich Bilderbogen 1848 to 1898. On the history of costumes. Published by Braun & Schneider. Kgl. Court and University Printing Office of Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn in Munich.
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