Early 16th Italian woman’s ensemble | Antique cotton smock with drawstring wide neck and cuffs, edged with cotton trim; cotton chevron striped velvet gown worn over two padded bumrolls, fully boned bodice with side lacings and handworked eyelets, cartridge pleated skirt with grosgrain piped hem, contrast undersleeves with decorative brass ball buttons. Paired with a vintage crochet partlet with pearl, a “capigliara” headpiece in silk dupioni shantung with antique metallic trim loops, bows and brass aiglets, a flag fan/face screen in velveteen patterned fabric over a dupioni shantung ground, an ancient bullion girdle with tassels, a bejeweled flea fur, hardstones/freshwater pearls/enamelled jewelry, velvet slippers.

© FABER•FAB 2020

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