Re: [Authentic_SCA] shoe question
- Clarification question: Are you asking whether or not women of low
status wore poulaines or whether or not women in general wore them?
Grace D. Palmer
Madeleine Delacroix wrote:
> I was looking at info on poulaines for a 1460 outfit I was making,
> then read in another article that women, not having the status didn't
> wear them. Now for my question, what did they wear ?? I haven't been
> able to find anything because in paintings, normally the shoes are
> covered up, any help would be greatly appreciated.
- Women in general... the garb I am making is more of an attendant than
the noble lady, according to the description of the painting.
"Grace D. Palmer" <sisterbluebird@...> wrote:
> Clarification question: Are you asking whether or not women of low
> status wore poulaines or whether or not women in general wore them?
> Grace D. Palmer
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This isn't my field, but a quick search turned up this painting:
from Cynthia Virtue's site. The lady seems to be wearing long and
pointed shoes, but not as long as the men around her. I've also got
some "peasant dance" genre paintings where the toe is short and
Grace D. Palmer
women in general (and not of high status) generally wore the same kind
of shoes as men. this could be low or ankle high. the patterns were, I
presume, the same as for men's shoes.
for low shoes you could check schilling chronicles. there are also a
pilgrim in the painting of arnau gassiers (1454), bodleian ms douce 195
fol. 3v, 66v (late 15C), domenico ghirlandaio's s fina (1472-3) and
herod's banquet (1486-90).
for ankle shoes see hausbuch der schloss wolfegg (after 1480), laufern
pharish church (1495-1595) on imareal and MH's peasant woman (1475-80).