Why in the Middle Ages it was fashionable to put front sight on face

Why in the Middle Ages it was fashionable to put front sight on face

Today, from time height, it is easy to define from where the fashion for front sights has gone. It is for certain known that this trend has arisen in England in the XVII century. The era of the late Middle Ages was marked by liberation of customs and aspiration to impetuous, but thin flirtation.

Original masking

The legend says that front sights have been invented by certain English court lady whose skin was far from perfect. No wonder, then in Europe the smallpox and other skin diseases capable in a moment to destroy female beauty raged.

Here and that lady had speckled skin and it, wishing to disguise annoying defect, has pasted small pieces of black material on the person. Of course, not all court have guessed the true reasons of new fashion, but have quickly adopted it. And, men used front sights on an equal basis with women.

These pieces of fabric were in the great way to shade whiteness of skin, the pallor at that time was considered as sign of aristocratism. Front sights were cut out from velvet and taffeta, and for their storage the jewelers made graceful boxes-mushnitsy. It is remarkable that in England these features carried the name beauty plaster (beauty spot), and, having removed to France, began to be called front sights (from fr. mouche).

Tool of skillful flirtation

Of course, all have forgotten soon from where the fashion for front sights has gone, and have begun to apply fabric pieces instead of nonverbal communication. For example, the front sight on nose bridge, like the Indian binda, meant appeal to frankness. The front sights located over different eyebrows signaled about different conditions of their owners. For example, the tochechka over the left arch said that its owner has unshakable temper, and you should not hope for favor. The front sight over the right eyebrow meant sneer, aspiration to submit and be the focus of attention. Why in the Middle Ages glued front sights on the person, courtesans best of all knew. The women who have achieved the status in society by means of bed joys liked to decorate with front sight external corner of the left eye. By the way, in this place Dita von Teese has birthmark. The front sight in the left lower corner of mouth gave the light-headed coquette away, doing it by easy mark of men. And here the velvet piece over upper lip, mainly on the right, signaled that his owner very much likes to kiss. Most often in pictures it is possible to see ladies with front sight on cheek – in the middle of cheekbone or is closer to nose. It meant playfulness and gallantry. Also front sights were glued on neck and in decollete zone. Only close people could read their language, there was huge number of phrases, consisting of several front sights.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team