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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Madonna of the Rosary, 1605-07, detail

Still squared bodice, tied on sleeves. Apron pulled to back & no head covering. ALady Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Madonna of the Rosary, detail

Part of a series of women in stages and roles (girl, woman, child, mother, saint etc)  Love the butterflies, flower wreath, green apron and the pinwheel on the ground.  Nice reference for everyday clothes for the little girls    Santi di Tito L'Enfance / Peintures des primitifs et de la renaissance / Collections / musee fesch - Musée Fesch

Part of a series of women in stages and roles (girl, woman, child, mother, saint etc) Nice reference for everyday clothes for the little girls Santi di Tito L'Enfance / Peintures des primitifs et de la renaissance / Collections / musee fesch - Musée Fesch

The Nativity (detail); Master of Salzburg; c. 1400; tempera on walnut; Galerie mittelalterlicher österreichischer Kunst, Vienna

The Nativity (detail); Master of Salzburg; tempera on walnut; Galerie mittelalterlicher österreichischer Kunst, Vienna - long smock tied like an apron around the waist, multi-purpose?

Geburt Christi   Dieses Bild: 002256     1461 ; 1466 ; Tamsweg ; Österreich ; Salzburg ; Wallfahrtskirche St. Leonhard

Geburt Christi Dieses Bild: 002256 1461 ; 1466 ; Tamsweg ; Österreich ; Salzburg ; Wallfahrtskirche St. Leonhard

Italian working class  web site with photos and ideas. Kelley take a peek!

Detail of Birth of St John the Baptist by Domenico Ghirlandaio Italian working class web site with photos and ideas

The detail at left of a woman blacksmith comes from the Holkham Bible dated in the 1330s. It shows how a working class woman would have worn the coif, fillet and barbette in a workplace environment to keep her hair secured while she worked. Also, how awesome is woman blacksmith!

The detail at left of a woman blacksmith comes from the Holkham Bible dated in the It shows how a working class woman would have worn the coif, fillet and barbette in a workplace environment to keep her hair secured while she worked.

Costume XVe - Reconstitutions

The woman scrutching flax wears a short-sleeved green gown over her shift, with red pulled-on oversleeves. Her headwrap and apron are, of course, white linen.

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