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This is from a pstoral scene in an early 16th century Italo-Flemish Book of Hours, MS 42 fol. 6, (Bibl. Nat. Paris). A rather well-dressed shepherd leans over an equally well-dressed female shearer, he wears an only slightly full-looking white sash-belt, slung to the back and clearly knotted in front, with no hanging ends. This depiction is interesting for showing the fastening method clearly, as well as clearly indicating a simple sash-like object that yet clearly holds (unknown) contents.
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Medieval Women calendar, November 1993