At 1:15 PM -0700 03/08/06, Chris Laning wrote:
(SNIP - Quite a few good and useful suggestions)
>- Get a good-sized basket so you don't have to carry stuff around at
>events in plastic bags.
Or find out how people would have carried things in the culture of
your persona. For most of the cultures i "play" in, i have yet to see
baskets. And women didn't wear belts, so no belt pouches. Rather,
things were tied up an a square of cloth - so all those baskets i
bought while working as an actor in Ren Fairs are no longer useful.
Also, as a "cheat" to avoid plastic bags, but when i want to know
what's in a bag without opening it, i made sacks of varying sizes of
tulle, net, and skrim (depending on the fineness of what i want to
carry inside). At Ren Fairs i carried these around in a basket - i
could tell at glance which had the embroidery, which had the sewing
supplies, etc. These are not "period" as far as i can tell, but they
are less modern than baggies.
Yes, i know this is the Authentic list and this isn't purely
authentic, as far as i can tell. But does move one away from the
screamingly modern and toward more historical solutions - since cloth
bags of various shapes are "period".
>- Find out how your persona would bow to royalty, and practice. (The
>bent-over-at-the-waist thing is by no means universal.)
And that little dipping curtsey that i see women do is so very very
Victorian/19th century, and so very not pre-17th C.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita