Ideas for my late Tudor/ early Elizabethan court gown, as well as other pretty things from the era.
design-is-fine:Multi tool, 1580. Iron with etched decorations. Nuremberg, Germany. Can be used as pliers, hammer, nail-puller or mini anvil. Via Koller auctions.Before industrialization the tool was of key importance to the craftsman. Beauty was partly due to its function and partly to the quality of its design. It also reflected a professional pride, the tool as a status symbol and sign of belonging. For this reason tools were often masterfully decorated.