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Women kneeling at the rear of the congregation

detail from painting showing kneeling women as described in the text

These women are possibly of a religious order, but more probably just poor and wearing woollen robes. Woollen cloth, known as 'cambellotto' or 'zambellotto', was fairly hardwearing and originally made from camel or goat hair.

The woman in blue on the right, like many others in the painting, is wearing a linen cloth or 'panicelli' covering her head and shoulders.