Sunday, July 22, 2012

Medieval Linen Brassieres!

I read in the paper today that there has been a unique discovery of pieces of medieval garments used as wall filler in an old castle in the Tyrol.  Naturally I went online to see if I could find out more about it and find better pictures.  Unfortunately, the archaeologists aren't sharing the pictures--probably so they can write some papers about the garments, but this website gives a really good description and explanation of the finding of the garments.

Here is the only picture that is being released of the brassiere, from the University of Innsbruck site.

Lengberg BH/bra

You can see remnants of needle lace on the edges, and here is a link showing how that needle lace was made.

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