Bumrolls was: Re: Spanish style
> I believe those are bolsters for french drum farthingales,It's the only 16th century (barely) illustration that I know of which
> not bum rolls.
shows women wearing hip padding. Whether they were called bumrolls or
farthengales, I don't know.
My point, which I'm not sure I actually made, was that I personally
don't have any primary documentation for wearing croissant shaped
padding over a Spanish farthengale. However, there was a fashion around
1600 to wear a big sausage around the hips and it was widespread enough
to be parodied.
I've got a not so great picture of myself wearing one of these rolls in
my folder in the photo section. It was made from a length of quilt
batting rolled up, tied at intervals to help it curve, and covered with
a canvas sleeve.