Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon at Gulf Wars

The Ca’ d’Oro Salon is a department at Gulf Wars, a reenactment event held annually, where we gather, socialize, and learn about post 13th-century arts & sciences in the atmosphere of a 15th-century Italian Salon where artists, poets, musicians, philosophers, nobility, and courtiers would have gathered to pass the time.  Gulf Wars XXVI of 2017 was … More Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon at Gulf Wars

La tasca — Vestioevo

Tasca in cotone damascato con cintura e fibbia in metallo. La tasca è foderata in cotone, chiusa tramite laccetti in cotone terminanti con agugelli. Scrivere a vestioevo@libero.it o https://www.facebook.com/vestioevo/ TASCA FIORI TASCA FOGLIE TASCA RICAMO TASCA GHIANDE TASCA PRIMAVERA TASCA TRECCIA TASCA AVIGNONE TASCA ROMBI TASCA AUTUNNO Le tasche con cintura e fibbia hanno un […] … More La tasca — Vestioevo

The Giornea

Found this article on the giornea! Use Google translate to read 🙂   Luglio è uno degli affreschi del Salone dei Mesi di Palazzo Schifanoia a Ferrara. È databile tra il 1468 e il 1470 ed è attribuito ad anonimi collaboratori di Cosumè Tura. Sopra al farsetto si poteva indossare la “zornea”. La giornea era … More The Giornea

The metal button issue

There are several finds of metal buttons from the 14th century, but no surviving garment  with metal buttons, from this period. At least none that I know of. I have often considered the best way to sew these buttons on to a garment. They have really long “necks”. Why? Are they sewn directly onto the…

Books By Giata: Translation of Gli Experimenti and Zibaldone

CATERINA SFORZA’S GLI EXPERIMENTI: A TRANSLATION During the Renaissance beauty products and herbal medicines were made in the workshops of monasteries, still rooms of homes large and small, or by alchemists in their storefronts. These arts were part of traditions handed down from Arab, Roman, Greek, and Turkish cultures. Every family had its own book … More Books By Giata: Translation of Gli Experimenti and Zibaldone