> > "Lots" in this case being maybe up to (please note weasel words) 3%
> > of gowns depicted in manuscripts and paintings surviving from c.
> What is a weasel word?
A word or phrase to indicate some level of uncertainty.
such as the internet "iirc", if I recall correctly.
> Also the gowns counted in the percentage, is it all gowns or just
> displayed undergowns? I am trying to do my own count from my sources.
> Eleanor le Brun
I didn't do a count, so my numbers are Really off-the-cuff.
Undergowns only--that is, the 'versatile layer', 'gothic fitted', basic cote
I didn't keep track of any other style variations that might be associated
with the ruffle (or whatever it may be).
I'll look the calf level lines up & give you some references, if you like.
Ann in CT