Nasrid Spain- Toledo, 15th century
An armed Islamic Andalusian army fighter in full costume, over his chain-mail, he is wearing an elbow-length sleeved coat, that shows the long tight sleeve of a lower shirt or dir’u open at the front, reaching to the calves, and decorated all around the hems, and sleeves by a plain weave embroidered golden band, he has a sash wrapped around the waist, over which is a leather belt. He has the richly decorated Nasrid sword suspended on the right shoulder by a studded leather strap.He also has a quiver and arrows. He is also wearing wide pants, that are tapering towards the ankles, over leather boots. His helmet s plain and he is Muhannak by a piece of fabric that covers the lower half his face.and chin and neck, and probably wound around the head, to protect it from the helmet.
The blood vessels of a Bull’s heart, covered in fake gold.
— Dr. van Hagen’s Plastinarium
The notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoke cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”
“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date— to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny”