European Fashion Heritage Association

Journal EFHA World

Object Voices / Child’s Shirt

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Symbols often speak of traditions and superstition – archives give back information about our humanity

In the past Рas, in some cases, today Рdevotional medals or red coral necklaces and pendants as the one shown in portraits of Giovanni de Medici were used as protections from evil.

This shirt presents a collar called ‘a lattughe’ because of the thick ripples that characterize it. it follows a style that was very popular in the second half of the fifteenth century. The opening is outlined by a decoration that simulates a chain, on which hangs a medal with the Christological monogram.