It’s not often that we get the kind of bleak rainy weather we’ve had lately, so I’ve been glad for the excuse to stay inside and lose myself in some wonderful books and websites. My experiments with natural dyes this summer got me interested in old herbal books and manuscripts. I have found a treasure …
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Some of my fashion history books – they were too general to be of much help.
If I could only keep one book for the rest of my life, it would be the Taschen Masterpieces of Illumination.
The illustration in the top center position was the best match I could find, but even he is wearing layers, not just one robe. This is from the 1958 Mode in Costume by R. Turner Wilcox.