Sunday, September 16

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4

An intorduction and contents of Contents of Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4, edited by Robin NethertonEdited by Gale R. Owen-Crocker, the volume in which the article on the cap of Saint Birgitta will be published. If you've been reading this blog regularly, you will know that I wrote it together with Danish cosutme historian Camilla Luise Dahl during the past year.

"The fourth volume of this landmark series features a special focus on headdress, with papers analysing women's turbans in fifteenth-century French manuscript paintings; the changing meaning of the term cuff; the spread of wimple from England to Southern Italy; and a surviving embroidered linen cap attributed to Saint Birgitta of Sweden. Northern European dress and textiles are further explored in papers on archaeological textiles from medieval towns in Finland, Norway, and Sweden; the construction of gowns excavated at Herjolfsnes, Greenland; and references to scarlet clothing in Icelandic sagas. Other papers focus on linen production in medieval Russia and an enigmatic quilt of Henry VIII's that almost certainly arrived in England as part of the dowry of Catherine of Aragon. Also included are reviews of recent books on clothing and textiles."

Contributors: MARK CHAMBERS, CAMILLA LUISE DAHL, LISA EVANS, JOHN BLOCK FRIEDMAN, LENA HAMMARLUND, HEINI KIRJAVAINEN, ALEXANDRA M. LESTER, ROBIN NETHERTON, GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER, KATHRINE VESTERGÅRD PEDERSEN, HEIDI M. SHERMAN, LUCIA SINISI, ISIS STURTEWAGEN, MARIANNE VEDELER, ANNA ZANCHI

Contents

1. From Flax to Linen in the Medieval Rus Lands Heidi M. Sherman
2. "Melius abundare Quam Deficere": Scarlet Clothing in Laxdaela Saga and Njals Saga
Anna Zanchi
3. The Wandering Wimple
Lucia Sinsi
4. From Head to Hand to Arm: The Lexicological History of "Cuff"
Mark Chambers & Gale R. Owen-Crocker
5. Visual Textiles: A Study of Appearance and Visual Impression in Archaeological Textiles
Lena Hammarlund, Heini Kirjavainen, Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen & Marianne Vedeler
6. The Cap of St. Birgitta
Camilla Luise Dahl & Isis Sturtewagen
7. The View from Herjolfsnes: Greenland's Translation of the European Fitted Fashion
Robin Netherton
8. The Art of the Exotic: Robinet Testards Turbans and Turban-like Coiffure
John B Friedman
9. "The Same Counterpoincte Beinge Olde and Worene": The Mystery of Henry VIII's Green Quilt
Lisa Evans
10. Recent Books of Interest
11. Index

For more info and pre-orders click here.

Thursday, September 13

Another purse

Take a look at this beautiful purse from a German reenactment group:

http://www.diu-minnezit.de/artikel_anzeigen.php?articleid=2&sid=0&lid=0&tid=2

The tassels are embroidered with gold thread, amazing!

I like the rest of their website too (both content and web design)

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