Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

Carcanet or carcan is a jeweled collar or necklace, from the old French, carcan, meaning collar. Carcanets were typically quite elaborate and formal, and worn closely fitted. The style seems to have first appeared with the reemergence of the necklace during the end of the medieval period in the late 1300s.

16th century dress. I really like sleevs, dunno if the upper part will suit me though. I could consider breaking up the skirt with colour like this too, to creative a more interesting design, but I also like simplicity. Annabelle.. well.. she is a bit much isn't she? She might like it.

16th century dress. I really like sleevs, dunno if the upper part will suit me though. I could consider breaking up the skirt with colour like this too, to creative a more interesting design, but I also like simplicity. Annabelle.. well.. she is a bit much isn't she? She might like it.

Traditional costumes of boyars, Russian medieval aristocrats. 16th century, modern replica. #history

Traditional costumes of boyars, Russian medieval aristocrats. 16th century, modern replica. #history

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Baroque Style: emphasized lavish ornamentation, free, flowing lines, and flat and curved forms.

Baroque Style: emphasized lavish ornamentation, free, flowing lines, and flat and curved forms.

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