My only comment is that they *look* a heck of a lot more period.
You mileage may vary on that.
On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Honour Horne-Jaruk <jarukcomp@...>wrote:
> Respected friends:
> D'vorah bint Da'ud replied to Stefan li Rous with:
> <<< On 29 May 2013, at 8:10 PM, Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous@...>
> >> The so-called "Viking Chair", made out of two wide two inch planks,
> appears to be only as old as the '60s. the 1960s.
> Not exactly. Its design is at least a millennium old, in Africa.
> Somewhere, I had the documentation -- a photograph from an extant chair
> >QUITE old and well within period, if not before, from some museum
> somewhere -- but the link doesn't work anymore. >>>
> Actually, it's even more complicated than that; the African version is/was
> out of small, thin planks of tropical woods that are immensely strong
> even when only 3/4 to 1 inch thick. They were the possessions of Kings
> and tribal chiefs, thus both rare and protected, and certainly didn't
> end up anywhere near Europe within our time period. The SCA's "Viking
> Chair" was swiped from a design promoted by the Boy Scouts, and bears- at
> best- only a tenuous relationship to the African Kingseats.
> Yours in service to both the Societies of which I am a member-
> (Friend) Honour Horne-Jaruk, R.S.F.
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