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S I D E L E S S  S U R C O T E

One of the popular styles among women of the middle ages, the sideless surcote.  Also known as "the windows of hell".

 

                  Instructions for Kings, France, 1330-35

 

“Boredom with the familiar requires the stimulus of the different.”

 

                                                                            Geoffrey Squire,

                                 Dress Art and Society 1560-1970, page 23.

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