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1. Record Number: 27567
Author(s): Sayers, William
Title : Flax and Linen in Walter of Bibbesworth’s Thirteenth-Century French Treatise for English Housewives [Walter of Bibbesworth wrote a handbook for English-speaking landowners giving the French terminology for estate management. The reader he addressed was the “mesuer,” or“housewif,” who oversaw many of the processes detailed in his book. Sayers analyzes the section on growing and harvesting flax, processing and spinning the thread, and weaving linen. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Medieval Clothing and Textiles , 6., ( 2010):  Pages 111 - 126.
Year of Publication: 2010.

2. Record Number: 11456
Author(s): Tilghman, Carla.
Title : Giovanna Cenami's Veil: A Neglected Detail [The author analyzes the woman's veil in Van Eyck's "Wedding of Arnolfini." Evidence in other artworks suggests that this ruffled veil had its heyday in the mid-to-late fourteenth century. In 1434 Van Eyck may have used the old fashioned veil to signal a ceremonial occasion in which the betrothed young woman by her headress and clothing conveyed dignity and a prosperous social status. Tilghman wove some linen samples to determine the best methods for making ruffled edges. The veil would have had to be a single length without seams approximately six yards long. It would probably have been a specialty item and would have been costly. Tilghman speculates that it might have been a family treasure passed down to Giovanna Cenami. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Medieval clothing and textiles. Vol. 1.   Edited by Robin Netherton and Gale R Owen-Crocker .   Boydell Press, 2005. Medieval Clothing and Textiles , 6., ( 2010):  Pages 155 - 172.
Year of Publication: 2005.

3. Record Number: 6613
Author(s): Sekules, Veronica.
Title : Spinning Yarns: Clean Linen and Domestic Values in Late Medieval French Culture [the author argues that linen was an important responsibility for the housewife, whether bourgeois or aristocratic; linen was associated with cleanliness, health, and domestic ease; the author uses as evidence the household inventory of Jeanne de Chastel (1347), widow of Raoul de Presles, clerk to the king, and the inventory of Marguerite de Rohan (1497), countess of Angoulême].
Source: The Material Culture of Sex, Procreation, and Marriage in Premodern Europe.   Edited by Anne L. McClanan and Karen Rosoff Encarnación .   Palgrave, 2002. Medieval Clothing and Textiles , 6., ( 2010):  Pages 79 - 91.
Year of Publication: 2002.