The flower seller making a sales pitch, the city of Florence in the background.
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Italy 15th century. Fashion from 1400 to 1500. Typical Italian Renaissance woman’s ensemble. The Cotehardie and houppelande.
Italian princes in the fashion of the 15th century. Italian noblemen, heralds and squires in the fashion of Mi-Parti. Garments with coloured lobes, saddles and bells. Crakow shoes also known as poulaines or pikes.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
The Doge of Venice from the 9th to the 16th century. State regalia. Officials. Jewish merchant of the 14th century.
Italy. Traditional costumes from the end of the 16th century. Venetian women. Luxury of the Venetian courtesan. Transportation. Pack animals, Gondolas.
Renaissance. Italian and Dutch types. Female fashions in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The coloring of the hair in Venice.
Italy 16th century. Female costumes, Hairstyles and Headgear at the time of the Renaissance. Italian fashion of the 16th century.
Venetian, Florentine and Milanese fashion. In the 15th century luxury reached its highest level especially among the Venetian nobility.
Italy. The fashion at the beginning of the XVI century. Female costumes. According to local traditions and social status. The balzo. Early Renaissance.
Costumes of Venice. The Venetian gondoliers. Nicolotti and Castellani. Dwarves and jesters, pages and messengers of love. Italian Medieval and Renaissance fashion history.