GIRDLE BOOKS

COVERED GIRDLE BOOKS

Often members of nobility are seen with small books in their hands or hanging from a girdle in paintings of the Renaissance. Usually these were prayer books or "books of hours" and many still exist in museums and private collections. These books were often very ornate, covered with leather or fabric and embellished with embroidery and adorned with gold, silver, pearls and precious gems.



Girdle Text Books

This unique little 2 3/4" X 3 1/4" text book has been covered with brocade or velvet. The brocade can be left plain or beaded. The velvet has a medallion with beads in the center of the front. Both fabrics have ribbon ties closures. It hangs from a doubled cord for attaching to your girdle/belt.
At this time only available in black Velvet with gold medallion!

Covered Address Books

These handy little 3" X 4" covered books contain an address book for all those new people you meet at events and faires! They have been covered with brocade or velvet and have a doubled cord for attaching to your girdle/belt. The brocade covers can be left plain or beaded. The velvet covers have a medallion with beads in the center of the front. Both fabrics have ribbon ties closures.

Our current supply of Covered Address Books can be found in our Etsy Shop!
Clearance and One-of-A-Kind


Mirror Book

In the mid-sixteenth century it was fashionable to disguise the pocket mirror as a little book, looking like a prayer book. A small hand-mirror concealed in "a little book with an embroidered cover" was found among the possession of Anna, "Queen of the Romans," consort of the future Emperor Maximilian II, on her death in 1547. The courtiers at the court of King Henry III of France carried their mirrors in book form in their right-hand breeches pockets. Queen Margaret of Spain, wife of King Philip III, had a pocket-mirror in a book cover set in enamelled gold.


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