Elizabeth Jones
aka Maestra Baronessa Damiana Illaria d'Onde

Welcome! - Benvenuti!- Bienvenido! - Bienvenu! Wilkommen!

 This site was not updated for 12 years,but with some extra time now I am doing so. For many years now if you visited this site near month end it would be shut down due to exceeded traffic. I have reduced the size of graphic files to hopefully eliminate this problem. I am glad the site continues to be used for research on esoteric costume terms like balzo and farsetto. I will be updating this content soon and adding other topics

Thanks - Grazie - Gracias - Merci - Danke

See a Cool Castle in Ireland (Tullaun): rent it for a movie set or SCA event?

Friends of mine are renovating this castle in Tipperary and are interested raising funds for the project.
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Embarking on a Period Medieval Encampment (Newest article)

>15th & 16th c. Balzo Article


15th Century Farsetto Article (updates coming soon)


Translation of Il Costume al tempo di Pico e Lorenzo il Magnifico (farsetto sections only)


A Beginner's Addendum to Shoemaking


Last Updated Feb 13 2014 (Finally!)