Ahh The Prolog!
There has been a guild set up for this event for the past few years, doing demonstrations and teaching classes, and lectures of the specific time period.
|Petrus Christus, 1449. Detail from Saint Eligius|
|From a book of Hours found at|
|Illumination from the Histoire de Helayne; 15th century French (1460-65). Bibliotheque Royale, Brussels|
Now this has such rich colors! Notice the green kirtle under the lady in orange at the right of the screen. I also love the blue with the red kirtle. The lady in red to the left of the portrait has a black gown, and so does the lady being hugged by a suitor (I suppose).
|Chroniques de Angleterre, ca. 1470. Vienna, Osterreichische nationalbibliothek Cod. 2534 fol. 17r.|
So what do I want to do? And what fabric will I make it with?
The FabricCheck this bad boy out! This is from Sartor and it is a replica from the exact time period we are working with! I have 10 yards of this bad boy, since I need to match the seams and I want a large train, I am now wondering what kind of fur I want around it, and if I should spring for real fur or not.
Okay for the hat I want to make a show stopper, so I am researching a couple.
The Attor de Gibet is c 1410-1440 this might be too early because I am looking at making a gown from 1450's or later.
Reticulated Headress is another choice I am thinking the bottom right
NOBLE LADY, FROM EMPEROR, KNIGHT AND HIS LADY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY FRESCO INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC, BARONIAL HALL, CASTLE OF THE PRINCES OF SALUZZO
The Henin or Even Butterfly Henin or Escoffion at the bottom of this page.