Monday, August 17, 2009

Medieval Woman Wearing a Hennin and a Fur Trimmed Gown

Medieval Woman
NBS Large, 1 7/16"
One Piece
Stamped and Pierced Brass

Medieval Woman - Back

The Lady, perhaps a Queen, wears a hennin (conical hat with veil) and a fur trimmed gown. She touches his armor as if she were touching the shoulder of her King. This button is constructed in one piece stamped and pierced (openwork) brass, with exceptional detail, from the gathers in her skirt to the texture in her headdress and the fur that trims the bodice of her gown. A small bag dangles from her hip. She looks to me as though she waits for his return, or, she contemplates his leaving for a noble quest. If she could, she would go in his stead.

Image and Text © 2009 Anne AKA Once Upon A Button

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