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  • 1}What is your persona's name? Her given name is Samia bint 'Isa. "Bint" means "daughter of". Because she is an Honorable Lady, no one outside of family and close personal friends calls...
    Sayyeda al-Kaslaania Jun 21, 2012
  • Also: Barnes, Ruth. "From India to Egypt: The Newberry Collection and the Indian Ocean Trade." in /Islamische Textilkunst des Mittelalters: Aktuelle Probleme/. Edited by Muhammad 'Abbas Muhammad Salim. Riggisberger Berichte ed. vol. 5. Abegg-Stuftung, 1997. 95-104. Sayyeda al-Kaslaania On 10/21/2011 10:53 AM, gianottadallafiora wrote: > Anyone here have a copy of "Indian Block...
    Sayyeda al-Kaslaania Nov 1, 2011
  • Respectfully, I question your reasoning because Italy is on the Mediterranean. My research of the Mediterranean in the 11th C indicates that many things made it to the Italian Peninsula well before they made it into the greater Western Europe (being so much earlier in my research, I can't help the discussion of paisley). I would want to see concrete information about Italy...
    Sayyeda al-Kaslaania Oct 24, 2011
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  • What's wrong with paisley, exactly? My understanding is that the shape is derived from the butt end of the fist (the part we tell kids to stick in paint and then daub 5 points above it to look like a foot). Sayyeda al-Kaslaania
    Sayyeda al-Kaslaania Oct 19, 2011
  • This page says the site should go live in 2010, but it's still in the beta version. It's a great idea! "The Bibliographica Textilia Historiae database is a free, open-access, searchable database based on the research library and documentation of the Center For Social Research on Old Textiles [CSROT], a project of the Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam. " Samia
    Sayyeda Samia al-Kaslaania Nov 15, 2010
  • Hello everyone, I failed to properly catalogue an image and now I find myself wanting to cite it. Please let me know if you have any information. I've Googled many combinations of the words and numbers to no avail, and I tried using tineye.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/22776573@N035103238749/ Sayyeda al-Kaslaania
    Sayyeda Samia al-Kaslaania Oct 21, 2010
  • On 7/23/2010 10:25 AM, Zhara wrote: > Question: does anyone know of any particular significance to the way leering-guy is wearing his stole/scarf? There is some evidence of symbolism in the way clothing is worn in period illustrations (loosened/disheveled turbans are a sign of mourning, floppy sleeves a sign of reckless abandon, etc...) > > Is a wearing one's scarf in a twisty-wrap...
    Sayyeda Samia al-Kaslaania Jul 23, 2010
  • On 7/7/2010 10:02 AM, Zhara wrote: > I wear mostly the same thing I wear the rest of the year, I just leave off the thobes and abbayah. > > Linen or cotton yeleks, cotton dishdasha with linen or cotton serwal and churridurs, sheer cotton dupattas, cotton dulban. Then there is the rare and occasional cotton sari, for when I don't want to wear European. Hello Zahra, I'm catching up...
    Sayyeda Samia al-Kaslaania Jul 19, 2010
  • Hello to the hall, Has anyone read this book and is willing to offer thoughts on it? It looks interesting. Sayyeda al-Kaslaania
    Sayyeda Samia al-Kaslaania Jun 20, 2010
  • Hello all, With the SCA in mind, which museums would you recommend in DC? Sayyeda al-Kaslaania -- http://idlelion.blogspot.com/
    Samia al-Kaslaania May 25, 2010