I recently shared the NRW images from the Christopf Weiditz “Codice de Trajes” having finally decided to trust his interpretation of the Julich-Cleves-Berg dress as everything else is so very good- clearly derived from either portraits or people.
But it got me really delving into the written texts I have. And to find more. And I have. But in order to put my new information into context I’d have to transcribe and reorganise the information that hca come before. SO that’s why I have been so quiet this week. It’s been bulk copying and editing into tables and different formats.
And I am very glad I did.
Some of what I have done has been to understand why two main sources of research divert over a few terms. It’s been a long road and with a lot of turns and loops back to where I started but I think I finally understand it. In the context of the area and the rest of dress of the region.
And it’s quite exciting as I hope that figuring this out means being able to actually find more information. My advantage has been the digitzation of information previously locked in libraries across the world, my disadvantage is in not being able to see in person some really obvious sources of information.