As part of the Costumery Week to highlight this amazing Artisan Crafts gallery, I am posting themed interview specials every day during this week. I am also posting features and specials as part of this week, check them all out here.
Today's Special is all about Period and Historic Costumes.
What is Period Costumery?
A "Period piece" is an artwork that was created with a specific period or era in mind. For costumery, this means that the clothing item has been based on a style from a specific period in time. The term is very vague and can discribe any point in time, it is not limited to countries or genres. The period a piece is based on can be very long and unspecific, like the 19th century (which includes many different clothing styles) or rather short and specific like the early seventies.
Some artists take great care to be as accurate as possib