• Susan Farmer

    16th century from the purplenfiles.com I love the pattern! notice the back -- it's *NOT* the Fashion Fabric (tm)

  • Constanza de Mendoza

    circa 1550, Florence, Italy. 'Everyday dress' of a wool/linen weave in a white and green diamond pattern.

  • ann gillespie

    extant wool dress

  • Jean Krevor

    Kat's Florence Files - Research and recreation of 16thC Florence

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