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Senyora Catellina Gomes de Godoy - Creating a 14th Century Persona


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Pouch showing lovers, Paris, c. 1340
(Schuette p. 137)

“Initial work shows that during the13th and 14th centuries purses were worn by both men and women. Usually a purse was worn on a girdle to the right of the buckle…” (Eagan 342).


“More expensive purses, usually made from cloth such as velvet rather than leather, were sometimes called hamondeys/hamodeys in the 14th century but the precise meaning of this term is uncertain” (Eagan 342).

Almoner pouch with lovers, front c. 1340
(Schuette p. 136)

Almoner pouch with lovers, back. c. 1340
(Schuette p. 136)

 c. 1340

Almoner pouch with lovers. Paris
(Schuette p. 136)




Egan, Geoff and Frances Pritchard. Medieval Finds from Excavations in London: 3. Dress Accessories c. 1150 – c. 1450. London: Boydell Press, 2002.



Schuette, Marie and Sigrid Muller-Christensen. A Pictorial History of Embroidery. New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1963.



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Karen Hamilton
Greenville, SC 2005, 2006
Senyora Catellina Gomes de Godoy
Oporto, Portugal - 1365 A.D.