Diana did a class this last term called "Reinventing Yourself" and this was her final project.
It was basically a sewing class, and you had to create a dress and a story to go with it, from medieval times.
As you can see here, her dress is red. Red was not a common color for peasants to be able to wear. So apparently, in her paper, Diana (Blanche) talks about how she won the 'favor' of a local lord, who bought her bread regularly, gave her red fabric, and also bought her a real bed. "Favors" indeed!
Also in the story, she described the death of her parents, and her husband (plague) and that she has a 2-year-old son (who will eventually die in the Hundred Years' War).
So, here's a photo of Blanche, the skank. And the butcher girl in her green dress, who did NOT have the favor of a lord, but apparently had to wear icky colors & sleep on the floor of her shop.
I quit. Sort of.
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