We’re used to recreating wooden Viking chests. That’s fine, I’d like to own a few myself. But as a matter of contrast I present a serious Viking chest from @1000 AD. It presently resides at Bayerisches Nationalmuseum: Added afterward: this is the Bamberg Casket dated about 975. It is Scandinavian work but was found in… Continue Reading Now THAT’S a Viking Chest
I would kill to attend this! “Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts” at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Here is the description: Animals played an important role not only in the lives of medieval people, but also in their thought. Animals bore the brunt of medieval agricultural practices and they also… Continue Reading Medieval Beasts
Caid’s Clothier’s guild is putting on its annual Black Rose Ball tonight. The theme is Henrician court garb so Tudor glory will be out in force. I look forward to admiring these lovely outfits on other people. However, I won’t be wearing one. I thought about it since I did Elizabethan for years and have… Continue Reading Black Rose Ball
I admired the apron dresses my friend Eabha was wearing last weekend at GWW. There were tons of other nice-looking apron dresses walking around too. I deliberately placed my persona in time and region (late 11th Northumbria) so I could take advantage of Norse fashion. It’s not an exact match since the apron dresses and… Continue Reading Apron Dress in My Future?
As far as my persona is concerned, 12th century Scots are a bunch of raiding goons who like to play rough at her manor. However, since the Bard Elder and Guidwife of my SCA household are Scots (and 14th century so I don’t blame them) I thought they’d be interested in this story about a… Continue Reading New Bannockburn Visitor Center