53770Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Dog Collars and Medieval Buckles
- Jun 2 8:28 AM
> --- Bookwyrm <bookwyrm.com@...> wrote:I really don't want this read as a criticism, but I am
> > If I wanted to do a super-authentic dog collar
> (which I do),
> > Obviously, the most authentic medieval buckles
> would be ones that
> are surviving finds from the middle ages.
interested in this as a philosophical point. In
period, one would use a new buckle, not a
centuries-old one. So although a surviving find gets
full points for material, style, workmanship, etc, it
fails on sturdiness, lack of wear and tear,
essentially on age. So which is super-authentic, a
surviving find or a new piece of work which copies as
much as possible that surviving find (minus the
ravages of the centuries)?
The same question occurred to me while reading an
excellent book on medieval furniture which includes
sections on how to "age" it. If one is trying to copy
an extant piece exactly as it is now, that makes
sense. But it is not how the piece would have appeared
when it was made.
Obviously different people are going to have different
takes on this question, but I am interested in how
people thing about it?
Andrea of Anglespur
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