Re: Female version of cioppa
- Hi, and thanks !
I've read Jaqueline Herald and I'm currently reading Birbari.
I thought the shape of the cioppa was more lika a cirle section cut
garment. Several resources compare it with the houppulade.
But if cioppa is just a heavier type of overdress it's more easy to
find pictures of it.
The region I'm going for is Florence since I fell in love with the
clothing in Ghirlandaios paintings :)
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Karen Hall <karenh@c...> wrote:
> Hi Lithia - and welcome to the list!
> Have you had a look at Jacqueline Herald's _Dress in Renaissance
> 1500_ yet? I can't give you the full reference because I'm
travelling at the
> moment, but it is a very useful starting point as it discusses
> of clothing, and has a lot of relevant pictures collected in it.
> From memory, a cioppa is designed along similar lines to a
gamurra, with a
> tight, high-waisted bodice section. The main different seems to be
> of material and decoration used, with richer, heavier materials
used in the
> cioppa. There are some references to women wearing only the gamurra
> (useful if you want to authentically justify minimal layers in a
> but in those cases the gamurra seem to be made of silk, and to have
> decorated in some way. Have you decided on any particular place in
> There is some regional variation in clothing, for example
> tends to be less decorated with wealth shown by fabric choice
> Good luck, and if you find any exciting info don't hestitate to
share it with