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  • The 11th century bliaut was really more of a long flowing overtunic rather than the form-fitting, long drapey sleeve thing it turned into later with the French in the 12th and 13th centuries. Royal ceremonial styles tended to ape Byzantine styles in that period; you may want to aim more towards that. YIS, Adelisa Salernitana --- In Authentic_SCA@^$1, "elladartois" wrote: > > Good...
    gianottadallafiora Jun 5, 2013
  • At my blog, Siquillya, I have posted some of the images I photocopied from a new book about the Cappella Palatina muquarnas. http://siquillya.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/the-cappella-palatina-muquarnas/ The hundreds of images of the muquarnas are the most complete series of medieval Islamic images that still exist in the Mediterranean. They show dancers, musicians, drinkers, and...
    gianottadallafiora Dec 30, 2011
  • --- In Authentic_SCA@^$1, "jewett_christine" wrote: > > > Greetings! > > I'm trying to get together my Finn garb, and while I pretty much have > the pattern sorted out and the links > (http://www.katajahovi.org/SatuHovi/muinaispuvunValmistaminen.html > ) to > the tablet woven selvage faking and coils, etc., I'm still on the prowl > for a nice woolen fabric that can stand in for a...
    gianottadallafiora Nov 29, 2011
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  • I recently started a blog to put some of my research about Sicily online. My most recent entry is about a presentation of "period" Middle Eastern dance I did at a non-SCA event at the beginning of October: http://siquillya.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/in-motion/ Please feel free to stop by and make comments and share insights. YIS, Adelisa Salernitana
    gianottadallafiora Nov 9, 2011
  • > Yes, there is a lot of crossover for Arabic culture in Italy and > Spain: but what's the actual evidence? Evidence always trumps > speculation, especially in era with lots of iconography. I agree with this. Gregory, I can't speak to the use of imported printed fabrics in garments; all I know is that printed cotton fabrics from India were being imported into Europe and Egypt...
    gianottadallafiora Oct 27, 2011
  • Completely forgot about this one, it's not printed, but silk twill from the 6th-7th century, and Persian; look at the wing of the senmury: http://heritageinstitute.com/zoroastrianism/trade/paisley.htm It seems to me if we're looking for stamped botteh patterns on cotton, we're going to be looking at Indian stuff, imported from Gujarat. There is a possibility that an Italian lady...
    gianottadallafiora Oct 24, 2011
  • As the discussion of printed fabric in period continues, I just wanted to share with you one of the Fustat stamped cottons I found on Wikipedia; the description talks about how the fabric was produced: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fustat_Indian.jpg No paisley there, but the interior part of the fabric kind of looks like a Tudor rose. The example I posted seems to be 16th-17th...
    gianottadallafiora Oct 21, 2011
  • --- In Authentic_SCA@^$1, "jewett_christine" wrote: > > So I have my heart set on making a gown from this era, specifically the type with the waist sitting just under the bust, with the wide neckline that rests on the tips of the shoulders and the v-ed back. See: Realm of Venus for examples in paintings. > If you want to cheat a bit, I used this pattern a long time ago to make a...
    gianottadallafiora Oct 17, 2011
  • http://krc.orient.ox.ac.uk/krc/index.php/image-archive From The Khalili Research Centre at Oxford University. Also, the volumes on the restored mosaics and muqarna of the Cappella Palatina are available: http://arte.fcp.it/index.php/cappella-palatina-palermo.html Going, for the cheapest price I can find, for about $1,300 on AbeBooks, for the four-volume set. Dammit, I just want ONE...
    gianottadallafiora May 12, 2011
  • It's from the qantara-med.org site, but here's the kicker: it's en francaise: http://www.qantara-med.org/qantara4/public/show_document.php?do_id=1088 I have noticed that for each of the languages, not quite the same collection of items comes up under each of the sub-sections. For example, under the Spanish language section, for the metals, only three pages of items comes up...
    gianottadallafiora Oct 22, 2010