I found an extant gamurra for a pious working class woman in Mantova circa 1496! Apparel of: Osanna Andreasi Date Created: 1496 Here is the information on Osanna and her dress from Google Art & Culture: This garment, that the tradition associates to the person of the Blessed Osanna, was a long dress, tight in the upper part … More The Extant Gamurra of Beata Osanna
Etruscan Clothing by Mark Cartwright on https://www.ancient.eu/article/1018/etruscan-clothing/ published on 17 February 2017 The clothing of the ancient Etruscans, a civilization which flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE, can be seen in many media of their art including wall paintings, bronze sculpture, stone relief carvings, and painted figures on terracotta funerary urns, as … More Clothing in Etruria
A helpful resource for those looking at 14th-century Venice is this post on the Carthago Delenda Est blog, which I’ve reposted below. “First I found images by the painter Giotto. Giotto was a Florentine by birth but ranged all over Italy, including the famous Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, which is part of the Veneto. … More 14th-Century Venetian Clothing?
So, I really love the hot and humid summers of southeastern Louisiana. Really, I do. I would much rather deal with the heat than the cold of the far north. However, at outdoor events, I hate sweating through three layers of garb and literally being soaked all day. I came across this painting from the … More 15th Century Roman Garb?!?
So, you want to be a reenactor? Want to come participate in the SCA or other historical re-creation organization? Great. Let’s talk about what you should wear while attending. Now, this post could be a diatribe along the lines of: “Let me be clear that it is only OK mix combat boots and fairy wings with a Victorian era ensemble at … More What NOT to Wear: The Time Traveler’s Wife