Hotztutana Papiensis, Rustica Papiensis, Nobilis Virgo Ferrariensis

Designer Jean Jacques Boissard French
Engraver Julius Goltzius Netherlandish
Publisher Caspar Rutz Netherlandish

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Engraving, part of 'Habitus variarum orbis gentium' (Costumes of the various peoples of the world), representing the costumes of men and women from various parts of the world, engraved after designs by Boissard and published by Rutz in 1581.

This engraving represents a female gardener and a countrywoman from Pavia, and a damsel from Ferrara. On the left, the gardener wears a long gown with double skirt and a veil tied around her head, covering her hair and chest, and leaving her face on view.

On the center, the countrywoman wears a long-sleeved dress with a narrow paneled skirt over a longer petticoat, with a shawl around the shoulders and a scarf hanging from the neck, a wide-brimmed hat, and espadrilles. A pearl necklace with a rosette-shaped pendant and pendant pearl earrings complete her outfit. She carries two baskets with fruits, hanging from a wooden (?) plank that she carries on her shoulders.

On the right, the damsel wears a gown with ruff collar, long, slit sleeves over long puff sleeves, trimmed with a double row of bows on the shoulders, and long skirt with train. The V-shape of the bodice is trimmed with pearls, ribbon, and small medallions; a larger medallion hangs from its point. She wears a jeweled necklace around her neck. A puffed cap covers her hair, which is curled and tied up. She holds a fan on her left hand.

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