Lotharinga, Vaudemontana, Lotharinga

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 two women from Lothringen and a woman from Vaudemont. On the left, the first woman from Lothringen wears a long dress with a brocaded doublet with a floral pattern and short puff sleeves over long puff sleeves with ruffled cuffs and open ruff collar, and a long apron in the same fabric, hanging on the front of her skirt. Her hair is covered with a headscarf and a headdress with wide brim. A purse hangs from the right side of her waist.

On the center, the woman from Vaudemont wears a long dress with train, with high ruff collar, long puff sleeves, and a rope belt tied around her waist, its long end hanging on the front of her skirt, ending on a tassel. Her hair is tied up, covered by a flat cap and a veil.

On the right, the other woman from Lothringen wears a long dress with high ruff collar and long puff sleeves, a sort of partlet with a jeweled net on the center covering her chest and shoulders, and with laces on the stomacher. The tip of the bodice is decorated with a jeweled brooch, from which hangs a belt that is tied around her waist, also with jeweled pendants. At the front of her skirt hangs a long apron with semi-abstract brocaded motifs. She wears a short-brimmed pointed hat covering her short hair.

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