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To understand all the individual garments that make up the outfits of the 13th c. King and Queen, I had to make up a toile of each garment. This was essential so the textile designer could interpret the costume in 3D. The only reference of the King and Queen are very old stone carvings of them both laying in there tomb and most of the detail has worn away. 

The little amount of reference material and pre existing garments from this century are sparse and so interpretation based on the textile trade i.e where fabrics where being made and imported from in this area of Spain became the key factor in determining the textiles and prints. Original paintings of the period became important to determine colours but the where still very unclear to read for specific detail and we can not be entirely sure of our accuracy.