Ladies of leisure in the Renaissance

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has posted an article on pasttimes of noble ladies during the Renaissance. The article, Renaissance women at leisure, includes short descriptions, with photos, of interests such as hunting, needlework and gaming.

Renaissance women at leisure, offers brief studies of artifacts on display at the museum including a 16th century pattern book for lace-making, a woodblock design and playing cards, and a 16th century stonebow, a small crossbow used to shoot small birds and game.