Extant Clothing

Stockings of Eleonora de Toledo, 1562

1. "Knitted stockings Eleonora of Toledo, 1562, Florence, Galleria del Costume.

The stocking are knitted in silk yarn with a great variety of different stitches, indicating the work of a skilled professional. The knitter who supplied the court grew considerably in number during the second half of the century, in parallel with an increasing demand for knitted stockings, which were much more comfortable, in terms of fit and elasticity, than those made from fabric."

Moda a Firenze 1540 - 1580, Roberta Orsi Landini and Bruna Niccoli, Edizioni Polistampa, Florence, 2005



2. "Detail of the knitting across the top and down the legs of the stockings."

Moda alla corte dei Medici: gli abiti restaurati di Cosimo, Eleonora e don Garzia, Firenze, Centro Di, 1993.



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