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I was so happy when a few weeks ago, I stumbled across this image - Dispute des suppôts de Satan / Conflict between the henchmen of Satan...

I was so happy when a few weeks ago, I stumbled across this image - Dispute des suppôts de Satan / Conflict between the henchmen of Satan.

BL Harley 1766  f. 76v. C. 1450-60. England.

Harley Detail, 1450 - c. English, Miniature of Orpheus lying on his back protecting himself from Thracian women armed with spindles and distaffs.

Peppered throughout the Luttrell Psalter are very pretty and practical aprons. They have a honeycomb smocked appearance and since smocking was a technique known and used in that time period, it is a reasonable assumption that this is indeed the manner in which these aprons were created.…

Peppered throughout the Luttrell Psalter are very pretty and practical aprons. They have a honeycomb smocked appearance and since smocking was a technique known and used in that time period, it is a reasonable assumption that this is indeed the manner in which these aprons were created.…

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The roles played by medieval women in society were many and varied. Socially, they were defined by their marital status and ability to produ.

Women making pasta. Note the aprons and turned-up bugle cuffs, as well as the turban-like veil worn by the woman at right.

Two women making pasta. from The Tacuinum Sanitas of Vienna, Late century. Note the turned back sleeves, aprons (tied in the front), turban headgear and pointed shoes.