Re: [Authentic_SCA] Evolution addict (was Re: Megge patterns..help?)
- Elisabetta wrote:
>You should see me in a museum with inadequate labelling, like the
>I completely understand, Kass. The only way I can tell when stuff happened
>in history is by what they were wearing! :-)
Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston. I was going round looking at
things saying, "Hrm, by the lace and the sleeve design, I'd say 1560
Spanish" and so on. A few weeks later at the Philly Art Museum I'd told
the friend I was with that I was looking for 16C stuff. She'd be across
the room and say "This one says 1520" and I'd take a brief glance and
say "Nah, it's German" or something and I'd be right most of the time.
It's a fun skill to have, and people who don't do costume tend to be
totally bewildered by it. Especially when you can only recite kings of
England by remembering what they wore.
Lady Katherine Robillard (mka Kirrily "Skud" Robert)
Caldrithig, Skraeling Althing, Ealdormere
"The rose is red, the leaves are grene, God save Elizabeth our Queene"