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How did Medieval women achieve those drapery-like folds in their garments?

At least some of them stiffened their hems with recycled manuscript parchment:

 

Image from: Charlotte Klack-Eitzen, Wiebke Haase and Tanja Weißgraf, Heilige Röcke. Kleider für Skulpturen in Kloster Wienhausen, Regensburg 2013.

 

‘’Text and Textiles: Manuscript Fragments in Medieval Dresses,’’ 

 

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