04 July 2008

EDW Giddy up!

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By the 18th century,
the clothing of rich women
needed to loosen-up a little
to allow them enough physical freedom
to enjoy the popular pastime
of horse-riding.
This woman festooned in metres
of silks is probably incidental to
Alfred Dedreux's
painting of the Arabian horse, and she appears to also be incidental to horsey's plan to get deeply involved with a large body of water, or, they may be just inventing the first Moire Silk out of her fabulous 'riding' outfit.
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