On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 10:52 PM, Des & Jan Howard <djhoward@...
> Personally I would make the hood to suit your period persona & wear a
> modern reflective vest for your walks.
> Reflective vests are more noticable than a disembodied head floating a
> metre or so from the ground. As a
> person who wears reflective clothing for emergency service work on night
> time rural roads I want to make
> traffic very aware of my presence.
I don't have a set period and persona of my own, but generally like a
variety of early period styles. The reason I asked on the list is that I
have NO idea when, where, or IF hoods were ever embroidered and decorated
in SCA period, and I was hoping someone already knew of an example from
somewhere/some when they could point me to.
I am guessing from the resounding silence on that point that no one else
actually knows of period examples of embroidered hoods, either. Therefore,
now that I have a moment and some internet access I thought I would share
what I little found, since I can't be the only person to ever wonder "did
they embroider on their hoods?".
The first thing I found was these two:
which is the art which
inspired Racaire when she made her hood:
I don't know where she found those
sources, but to my eye they look like late middle ages.
There is a good summary of hoods on line here:
I don't recall reading about any embroidery on any of the Herjolfsnes
hoods, just that there were a variety of different patterns.
Sadly, I am out of time for on-line research just now, so will have to
return to this another day to find anything else...
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