Feminine Names from 15th Century Bologna

by Magnifica Gianna Madalena Alberti/ Giata Magdalena Alberti (Gigi Coulson)  These names are taken from the 1401 Registro della bollatura delle veste from the Comune of Bologna. This was list of clothing items that were declared to the record-keeper at a Parish location so that the item could be grandfathered in and not fined by … More Feminine Names from 15th Century Bologna

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Repost: 16th Century Drawn Thread Handkerchief     

http://germanrenaissance.net/drawn-thead-work-the-hemstitch-tutorial/ By Genoveva von Lubeck Drawn thread work likely began in the 16th century and was popular in Italy, Germany, Sweden, and England. I discovered it while researching pleated aprons and I theorize that some German aprons utilized drawn thread techniques based on imagery. Drawn thread work can be seen in a simple form on … More Repost: 16th Century Drawn Thread Handkerchief     

German-Italian Relations During the Renaissance

My dear friend and fellow reenactor, known to some as Herr Nicolas, portrays a Burgundian (of all things!). We both love persona development and want to attend some event activities “in persona”. The following is what I have found so far during my recon research into how our respective personae would have thought of each … More German-Italian Relations During the Renaissance

When Was The Renaissance?

I was reading up on an Italian scholar of the 15th Century names Leonardo Bruni. Here is a blurb written on him in the Encyclopedia Britannica: Leonardo Bruni, also called Leonardo Aretino    (born c. 1370, Arezzo, Florence[Italy]—died March 9, 1444, Florence), Italian humanist scholar of the Renaissance. Bruni was secretary to the papal chancery from 1405 and served as chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his … More When Was The Renaissance?

Duke Alessandro, Black Medici, & Africans In Italian Renaissance Art

Alessandro de’ Medici wielded great power as the first duke of Florence. He was the patron of some of the leading artists of the era and is one of the two Medici princes whose remains are buried in the famous tomb by Michaelangelo. The ethnic make up of this Medici Prince makes him the first … More Duke Alessandro, Black Medici, & Africans In Italian Renaissance Art

Italian Lunch Feast Menu & Gulf Wars XXIV Schedule

Menu for our period lunch feast next Friday at Gulf Wars (click here to donate and reserve your space!): Primo servito di Credenza – First service from the side board Insalate di cetriolo – cucumber salad Salciccione cott’in vino – pork sausage poached in wine Duck breast prosciutto Bread and butter Primo et ultimo servito … More Italian Lunch Feast Menu & Gulf Wars XXIV Schedule