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Dress at Alfonso's Court, 13th c. Spain

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Funerary Clothing and Equipment of Doña María (?-1235)

Princess María was the youngest daughter of Fernando III 'the Saint' (1199-1252) king of Castile and Leon, and his first wife Beatrice of Swabia. She died as a girl in 1235 and was buried at the Royal Pantheon at St. Isidore's, León. Her age at death is unkown.

Her furnishings there consisted of:

The dyes identified are weld yellow, indigo blue and kermes red.


These sketches are based on incomplete information.



  1. Herringbone stitchSee a diagram from Sharon B's Stitch Dictionary.


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