Re: Sumptuary Laws
- --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "sismith42" <sismith42@y...>
> I agree. I've had it explained to me elsewhere that such laws "addUnfortunately, it's often not historically appropriate, either. I'm
> to the ambiance, and help with the feel and..." I dunno. I think
> it's just another way to add snobbery and such to events.
cool with the whole crown thing, and the white belt and gold spurs of
the knight, but beyond that, we're getting into SCA-specific culture,
and sometimes it's hard to understand the logic or to play along when
it's arbitrary and specific. After all, we're all ostensibly "my
lord" or "my lady" upon entry into the SCA, regardless of
armigerous 'title'. Any lord or lady of means would probably be
wearing fine metals, fine furs, and other decorative materials in
period -- which is why the whole 'circlets are reserved' seems moot
to me. I suppose I should not even bring up the fact that sumptuary
laws existed in period to be broken -- flagrantly and constantly. :^)
- The Courtesans in Venice wore Pearls even though they were strictly for
nobility and clergy.. the fine for doing such an act is compared to todays
speeding tickets... you generally pay the fine but Keep speeding... the
Courtesans paid their fines and wore pearls anyway.
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