Home > History of Wine > Goatskins of wine in a cart and on the back of a slave from Christoph Weiditz’s Das Trachtenbuch (1529)

Goatskins of wine in a cart and on the back of a slave from Christoph Weiditz’s Das Trachtenbuch (1529)


 

Así se transportan en pellejos de cabra el vino de Toledo. Image from Das Trachtenbuch (1529). [1]

Así se transportan en pellejos de cabra el vino de Toledo. Image from Das Trachtenbuch (1529). [1]

These two images show the transport of wine in Spain during the early 16th century.  The images are from Christoph Weiditz’s Das Trachtenbuch (1529) published in Strasbourg.  This book focuses on scenes from Spain and represents the oldest publication of of European costumes.  This subject might sound familiar for this summer I published a costume image from Hans Heinrich Glaser’s Basler Kleidung (1634).  The first image in this post shows a man, leading two horses and a cart loaded with goatskins full of wine (red and yellow cart, red boots, blue dress, gray hood).  The wine is being transported in Toledo.  The second image shows a Moorish slave who was sold in Castile.  He is barefoot and shackled which surely must have complicated the job of carrying a full goatskin of wine (white pants and coat enhanced with silver).

Esclavo Negro con Bota de Vino es Castilla. Image from Das Trachtenbuch. (1529) [2]

Esclavo Negro con Bota de Vino es Castilla. Image from Das Trachtenbuch. (1529) [2]


[1] `Así se transportan en pellejos de cabra el vino de Toledo´ Weiditz, Christoph. Das Trachtenbuch. 1529. Colecciones en Red. Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura, y Deporte. URL: http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/Main?idt=156493&inventary=FD036857&table=FDOC&museum=MT
[2] “ESCLAVO NEGRO CON BOTA DE VINO ES CASTILLA”. Weiditz, Christoph. Das Trachtenbuch. 1529. Colecciones en Red. Ministerio de Educacion, Cultura, y Deporte. URL: http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/Main?idt=156509&inventary=FD036873&table=FDOC&museum=MT

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: