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century filth: Bathing hats and scented soaps - ('Monks in the bath'). Jena Code Antithesis Christi et Antichrist,
Houppelande with dagged sleeves - from a French glossary under Franges (dagging in English). In my opinion, this is NOT a houppelande, it is a fitted gown; however, the sleeves are houppelande style sleeves, so perhaps it is transitional.
Image from La Belles Heures of Jean Duc de Berry: Commentary by Millard Meiss and Elizabeth H. Beatson, published by George Braziller books, The Belles Heures first appears in an inventory note of the Duke de Berry's possessions in
- OPUS INCERTUM -: THE WOMEN SAYA (III) in the fifteenth century and early sixteenth
Northern France - Rouen British Library Royal 16 G V: Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (De Mulieribus claris) by Giovanni Boccaccio; illuminated by the Talbot Master fol. - Pamphile collecting and weaving silk
Bernat Martorell, Altar of the Transfiguartion (Spanish - Catalonian)
14th Century Lady's Shift
Giovanni Boccaccio / Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes (circa
Second or third project on loom? Woven in stripes on aprons. From: Rotes kleid, Oberrheinischer Meister: Die Geburt Mariens.
These 30 Hygiene Practices From The Past Are So Gross, They’re Funny
In order to wash their clothes and linens, medieval launderers made lye out of ash and human urine. The perfect recipe for that refreshing, spring-fresh scent.
The laundress, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin 1735
Sarah Peverley on
century Switzerland, Basel, Universitätsbibliothek AN II Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 1 fol. (detail) via Long, diaphanous chemise with black-edged neckline and an outdated headdress.
Broadside of a Nuremberg bath attendant; with a hand-coloured woodcut of a lightly dressed female holding two pails of water, and with letterpress verses in German. (Nuremberg, Drechsel: [c.1585])
Philosophy Presenting the Seven Liberal Arts to Boethius (detail), miniature in a French manuscript of The Consolation of Philosophy attributed to the Coëtivy Master, about Image courtesy of getty.