Bath and dressing

Bath and dressing room are located in Ladies, Duennas and Children’s Chambers and offers an accurate picture of hygiene in the Golden Age: perfumes, cosmetics, rubs and ointments were generally used instead of water.

The bathing ritual was not at all usual practice in Cervantes’ time. However, importance was attached to household linen (underclothing), and changing this was a sign of cleanliness. These and other articles of clothing are laid out in the wardrobe and other parts of the room.

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