16th Century

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“Mary Magdalene with the vessel” by The Master of the Female Half-lengths, active in Antwerp during the first half of the 16th century

“Mary Magdalene with the vessel” by The Master of the Female Half-lengths, active in Antwerp during the first half of the 16th century

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Thomas Markham
Jewelled Headband and Italian Hair style Renaissance, Renaissance Garb, Renaissance Portraits, 16th Century Portraits, Historical Fashion, Renaissance Women, Renaissance Fashion, Century Clothing, Elizabethan Era

I made this headband in April to go with my Italian gowns. It is meant to be worn with Italian style-hair; i.e. the rolled front swept back into a bun or hair taped or hidden in a caul. The band sits subtly behind and slightly under the rolled part of the hair. This band was a bit of an experiment, based on Italian sixteenth century female portraits. Unfortunately, I can''t find any extant examples (they were probably broken up and elements re-used when fashions changed.) I used velveteen…

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simona larom
Panel textile from Florence, Italy; 16th Century or High Renaissance; Artichoke motifs with elaborate foliage and meneaux; Made of silk figured ciselė velvet; silver lamella lancé weft; Dimensions: 40 3/4 × 23 inches; from Philadelpia Museum of Art

Panel textile from Florence, Italy; 16th Century or High Renaissance; Artichoke motifs with elaborate foliage and meneaux; Made of silk figured ciselė velvet; silver lamella lancé weft; Dimensions: 40 3/4 × 23 inches; from Philadelpia Museum of Art

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Megan Reyes
c. 1565 Renaissance, Elizabethan Era, Muse, Historical Costume, Historical Fashion, Renaissance Fashion, Renaissance Portraits, Costume Renaissance, Renaissance Costume

Joanna wears a dress with prominent French sleeves that change design 1/3 of the way down; the sleeves have much of the visual complexity of the dress that has a wine-colored velvet skirt. She wears a jeweled headdress, perhaps an escoffion.

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Barny the Owl

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