incredibly detailed pictures taken while the 1540-1580 Italian textile girdle in the V was being remounted. They are spectacular! With my button and passementarie making addiction, this project just jumped way up the line on my to-do www.flickr.com/...
This portrait depicts what a young bride of the Renaissance would wear. During the Renaissance, a person's wardrobe was based on their monetary status. This woman obviously came from or married into wealth. Over her red and gold gown, she wears a giornea, which was an open-sided and sleeveless robe that women of this era wore over their gown. Giorneas were popular in Florence from 1486-1490.
Lady's Italian Renaissance Blue brocade gamurra (separately on next page) and gold giornea according to Italian fashion (1485). Beside dress consists of white silk camicia with embroidery around neck and writs, embroidered flax braies and silk stocking. Everything is handmade.