Re: [Italian Renaissance Costuming] Fabric colour query
- On 3/9/2012 6:27 PM, Aly/Cemper wrote:
> Whilst on my travels I was able to secure a very lovely rust dupioni silk (for the dress) and a gold stripped dupioni with a scroll pattern (as an underskirt). My crowning glory was the hand woven and hand beaded grey silk. I could only afford one yard and thought I'd use it for sleeves.Here's an album of stuff that I've found
> Here is the dilemma, I cannot find any evidence that different colours were used for garb in the Italian style. Most of the portraits show women whose dresses are all one colour except for the later Italian dresses with the stiff collars and occasionally I find a secondary colour for the bottom of a sleeve.
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