Christine of Lorraine wears a lavishly decorated gold and black saya with hanging and false sleeves in this portrait by Santi di Tito from about 1590. It is a good example of the vee waistline that remained in use until the early 20th century, with a break during the Napoleonic era. Her hanging sleeves are complete even to having cuffs.
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Nov 4, 2009 2:59 PM
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