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Plate 13: "Herring, pickled herring". Apron has a center pocket to support her purse. Red suit of apparel with partlet, apron and bagged coif. Apron pocket lined in matching red. Yellow binding at neckline, cuffs, waistline, hem and bordering apron. Same large shallow basket balanced on head as bean-seller.
Medieval-Courtiers - [Corruption at Court - Crisis and the theme of Luxuria in England and France, c. 1340-1422] Why was the behaviour of courtiers such a concern in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries? Historians often take contemporary remarks about the excesses of the court and the immorality of its members as simple observations of fact.
..c.1940's doing the dishes - What is her apron made of? It looks almost plastic-y, and waterproof?, but it still has frills around the edges. Why don't they make those anymore?! I'm always getting my shirts wet when I wash dishes or clean the counters!
Cod. Pal. germ. 848: Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Codex Manesse) (Zürich, ca. 1300 bis ca. 1340), Fol 381r
1550-1555 Isotta Brembati Grumelli attributed to Giovanni Battista Moroni (Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Provincia di Bergamo Italy). Isotta's partlet matches the under-partlet in the previous image. She is wearing it over a chemise decorated with red embroidery something like English blackwork. The puffed cloth ornaments protruding through her sleeve rolls match the partlet.
More of the odd "midwife" apron from a Saxon lineage book. Das Sächsische Stammbuch' [subtitled as:] 'Sammlung von Bildnissen sächsischer Fürsten, mit gereimtem Text; aus der Zeit von 1500 - 1546' is available online from the State University Library in Dresden