Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Question from Veaj - Tissue in clothing

Hi there, when they refer to tissue ie in dresses what are they referring to? That is, what sort of material. Thanks


  1. \You might want to take a look through Drea Leed's Elizabethan Costuming page: which is full of resources, especially Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded: which has many entries for 'tissue' and its various spellings. I had always pictured it as a fine (like gauze) fabric, but after looking through the wardrobe listings, I think it might be more general of a term than I originally thought.


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