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600 Year Old Linen Bra Discovery Rewrites Bra History

Until today, it was believed the bra was invented in the last 100 years as women moved away from corsets.   This 15th century bra and other artifacts were found in a dusty vault in an castle in Innsbrook, Austria and now prove that the bra has been around much longer than earlier believed. Carbon dating proved the bra is from the 15th century, and it looks exactly like modern day bras.  It even includes lace and ornamentation, with standard shoulder straps and evidence of a back strap.  Other details from the article are a mix of educational and humorous: Also found at Lemberg Castle in Tyrol was a linen undergarment that looks very much like a pair of panties. But Nutz said it is men’s underwear — women did not wear anything under their flowing skirts back then. “Underpants were considered a symbol of male dominance and power,” she said. Medieval drawings often show a man and a woman fighting for a pair of underpants in a symbolic battle to see who “wears the trousers” in the family.   600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castle – The Associated Press 600-year-old linen bras found in Austrian castleThe Associated PressBy GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press – 1 minute ago. VIENNA (AP) — A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras. The University of … Medieval “Lingerie” From 15th Century Castle Stuns Fashion Historians – Ecouterre (blog) Ecouterre (blog)Medieval “Lingerie” From 15th Century Castle Stuns Fashion HistoriansEcouterre (blog)Archaeologists have unearthed several 600-year-old bras that experts say could rewrite fashion history. While they’ll hardly send pulses racing by to …

Beautiful Cape Made From Madagascar Spider Silk on Display

Amazing cape made from the silk of over 1 million spiders is on display in London. The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London is showing the cape through June of this year. The yellow color is the natural color of the Golden Orb-Weaver spider’s silk. The brocade fabric for the cape took almost 10 years to make; 5 years for 80 people to collect the silk and 4 years to weave the cape and a shawl. Unfortunately, this nearly priceless fabric isn’t commercially viable, but it sure is neat to look at! More info in this article and video: Article: Spider Silk Cape on Display in London Video: Golden Cape Spun From Spider Silk

One Day Deal at Woot – Singer Sewing Machine/Serger Combo for Half Price!

This looks like a great deal, but I haven’t used this model before. Can someone tell me their experience with this combo, is it good quality and worth $350? Home Shopping Network sells this combo for $699.

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The Store Has Hard To Find Fabric

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