(I apologize for the bandwidth, especially to those reading who also subscribe to the 15thCenturyEurope Yahoo group, as this is a cross post)
I am curious to know if there are any resources out there that pertain to 15th century ladies' girdle belts. While the searches I've so far done have shown me that many were made of silk, pop culture would have us believe that they could also be made from metal (usually god) chain. Is this true?
I am also interested in learning about their construction: are they typically one, long chain that is connected once wrapped around the waist (therefore, easily adjusted to each lady's size)? Or were they made to be a solid loop, with the "dangly bit" built in, rather than just remaining as tail to a chain?
Thank you so much in advance for anyone who can lend a hand! :)