Hi Laurentia, thanks That might be what I was reading about, I dont know. If I remeber correctly, what this thing was, was just a decorative panel stuffed inbetween the doublet and the linen shirt. One of those 15th C German ways for the Nobles to show off style and wealth. Sometimes it was a flat panel, sometimes it was "crunched" or folded like one makes a paper fan, so it had those vertical ribs.
I dont know what they were decorated with or what colors they were or even how they were attached for real, if attached at all. I doubt they hung off the neck like the 1960s frilly kerchief, I think they were just placed in there much a like a ladies Modesty Panel.
I dont know if it was linen or wool, but the period illustrations that are all over the place of the large open V doublets show a contrast in color. The doublet is usually a green or red or black and mostly 2-color. In between the V of the doublet opening is a very light (white or the like) color, much as the linen shirt itself would have been. That statue with its white and green might be like that.
I went through a couple books last night. Its not in my Osprey. My Talhoffer book is doubtful as its mostly illustrations with no words (and certainly no words on style). If its in the massive 1920s book, itll be a while before I find it. If its among those papers Brent sent me Ill never find it Those fill a travel bag! Ive got them semi-organized in large manilla envelopes, some 8-10 of them, but I wouldnt rememebr where to start.
It will come to me, sooner or later. If anyone else has heard of such a thing, speak up, please!
~ Jason Banditt Adams
Illustrator for the gaming industry
"Jancemeijer von Magnus"
Organization head, "Magnus Kompanie"
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