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Re: [Authentic_SCA] I posted this question elsewhere too but...

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  • Maggie Forest
    ... one thing would be a piece of coral jewellery. Coral was considered a charm for children, and was often used as a teething aid too. Take care though, some
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 9, 2006
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      >I have a niece being christened on 15th, and I'm having trouble
      >selecting a suitable gift. Most of the modern gifts are awfully
      >tacky, and I think largely based in Victorian tradition. I know
      >infant mortality was very high in the medieval period, so people may
      >not have given gifts in the same way.
      >What might have been given in period?

      one thing would be a piece of coral jewellery. Coral was considered a
      charm for children, and was often used as a teething aid too. Take
      care though, some that is sold is from endangered areas and that
      shouldn't be encouraged...

      /marienna
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