2952Re: Re: [SCA-Milliners] Funky Fillets
- Nov 20, 2005Sorry it's taken so long for me to answer here, trying to catch up...
>> Funky Fillets 3 St. Louis with Margaret of Provence,The Walters Art Galery in Baltimore has a portrait head from a tomb of a noblewoman wearing a veil over a smooth fillet and barbette, with traces of hair showing at a natural hairline, unlike the saint here (who has an expression remarkably like Uta of the Nurenberg Cathedral, delightfully enough). It may have been a short-lived fashion, but there are several examples floating around.
>> I'm looking here at those three holes in the front of the fillet.
>There aren't a lot of pictures of a regular veil over a fillet, so I'd
>approach this one with a bit of caution, plus of course she's a saint,
>so caution there, too.
Also, regarding the previous image, there are several examples of caps/fillets referred to as "fluted" by Davenport, with the apparent "shaped ring". I tend to think it's a combination of sculptors choice and the stiffening of the linen into careful creases before wearing.
http://baronmorgan.gallowglass.org/articles/cna07_plantaganetcap.html has a few of the images I'm referring to, simply awful views but you can get the basic idea.
>> Funky Fillets 4 Tomb of Knight Templar,Or padding for his helm. What Cynthia said - don't think it's a fillet. I've worn a helmet on the field, you can't tell me that they went out unpadded! lol
>> My husband says the ring around his head is to help hold the pot helm on. Is
>> he correct? Does this have any relation to the women's fillet?
>...or it's a turban, to show he'd been to the Holy Land. I'd have to
>know more about the Templars from that time period. It doesn't look
>like it's a filet-relation to me, though; too stuffed looking.
I'm withholding judgement on the first image; while I don't necessarily agree that the wrapping depicts bandages, I'd like to see a few more examples of the style, or at least get a larger view of the sculpture itself for more context.
Those zany French and their fashion sense!
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