Posts tagged medieval
Posts tagged medieval
A pig bladder lantern
What a beautiful pair.
I want to make a lantern in the style of the one pictured here, but I would really like to know if any reenactors have any reference to them being made this way. Besides the 14th century reference to pig bladders being used.
A documentary that shows the various stages of an event which took place on the last weekend of September.
I wish I could have gone.
Dr Saul David investigates the violent world of the medieval melee tournament. Unlike the better known joust, this was a brutal brawl with sharpened weapons, few rules, and one undisputed champion- William Marshal. Saul investigates Marshal’s life, discovering his epic rise from a tournament champion to the Regent of England who saved a kingdom on the battlefield. Saul also experiments with Marshal’s weapons. ©BBC
A medieval gold locket in the form of a miniature padlock.
Pictures for a medieval tent, hopefully in the near future.
The six-board chest was a common piece of furniture throughout the medieval era, with variations common in all European cultures. It´s quite versatile, since it can be used for storage, seating, or as a table. Handles make it portable. I´ve found these will hold all the usual gear (clothes, shoes, mug) for one person for a weekend event. This particular version is modelled on 14th and 15th century examples, but the basic chest is equally appropriate for the 12th Century as well.
The six-board chest is made, of course, from six boards nailed together – top, bottom, sides, and two legs, which are extended to the ground. The legs (ends) are the key pieces - each as a notch in each side to accommodate the two side boards, a dado (groove) across the middle to help hold the bottom in place, and finally a cutout on the bottom edge to form the feet. Just cut everything out and nail it together. Easy, right? Well, yes, but a little planning and a few tips will make it go faster and let you learn from some of my mistakes.
I like the look of this chest with 12 boards instead of 6 because I always did my shoulder butt joint half way up the side boards. Like the one below.
Just got an e-mail to tell me to stay tune.
Looking for suggestions of medieval reenactors to follow?
Where I should have been this week instead of working at home on my hosens. (I wanted to post a picture, but Tumblr would not let me).
The “bra” looks like the top part of a more fitted version of images from the Wenceslaus Bible of the late 14th century. Their distinctive dress appears to consist of a spaghetti strapped or strapless, semi-fitted underdress, between knee- and ankle-length.
The braies look like 15th Century men style, but with strings on the side instead of fabric band. As seen from the model Italian “Calzon”, 15th century.
“Is there any evidence to support the idea that the “brief” is in fact a woman’s garment? Just finding it with some “bras” does not make it a piece of feminine clothing. My underpants are frequently “found” with my wife’s bras……” from the discussion on Armour Archive.