painting of an affluent lady of Holland in the 1500s

My friend Mathilde is living in the Middle East for a while, so decided to start a large embroidery project for the quiet times.

She’s chosen to recreate the headgear from this portrait of a Dutch woman from the late 1550s, from a painting by Anthony Mor. It’s a typical headdress of this period, an evolution of the hovetcleet, and will look fantastic.

You can follow her progress on her craft blog.