HNW - Re: English smocking

Carol E. Newby ladybug at
Sat Jan 20 23:59:00 PST 2001

> There is a 15th c. portrait of the virgin which has gussets in the sides of
> her dress, and the tops of the gussets are honeycomb smocking.  Sorry, I do
> not have the reference.  Someone on the garb list might know.

I'm not sure if it's the same one you're thinking of, but in the book "The
Book of Smocking" by Diana Keay on page 6 there is picture of 'The Rest on
the Flight into Egypt', circa 1465, by Hans Memling.


Carol E. Newby             THL Elspeth the Semstress of Dunkeld
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