The Arnolfini Marriage (1343)

“The man wears a huque in velvet lined with fur, over a black pour-point with the cuffs embroidered in gold, and a hat of shaved felt, in the shape of an inverted truncated cone. Besides him are his wooden pattens with wide straps and two heels. His wife wears a cloth gown trimmed with fur; her wide, open sleeves are decorated with shell-shaped cut work. the fine linen huve restes on two truffeauxheld inside a gilded hairnet. The high belt accentuates the prominent abdomen, which it was then in fashionable to stress.” (20,000 Years Of Fashion pg. 191)


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