162Re: elizabethan coif question
- Jan 9, 2001Greetings,
--- In SCA-Milliners@egroups.com, JM Kessler <jmkessler1@h...> wrote:
> I have a question about spangles/sequins. I was looking at a
> an elizabethan black worked coif in "Queen Elizabeth's Closet" and
> noticed that there were (what they called) spangles on it. I had
> seen (in person) another coif, a few years ago, at the Folger
> Shakespeare Museum in Washington DC which also had spangles. It was
> under glass, so I couldn't get too close a look.
> Just by chance at the Lakewood Lions Ren Fair in Carillion, I
> vendor who had spangle like pieces of amber. Small round pieces of
> cut into wafer thin slices. I bought a small bag worth, aprox 1-2
> ounces, and thought they would be good for this.
> What would have been used in period? I had heard/read
> bug wings, is this true?
I seem to remember hearing something about that at some point as well
but, I can't say about it's validity. However, I do know that fish
scales were used as spangles (I've seen photos in a Danish needlework
book). I do know that http://www.5rivers.org/ was carrying real gold
spangles. I belive Hedgehog Handworks was carrying them as well.
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