Re: [SCA-Milliners] Braid casings research/discussion help (again)
This book has not yet been released so I haven't
gotten it yet, but I ordered it from Amazon.com. It
was only about 13.97. I don't know if it is any good,
but I speculate sometimes on books.
Plucked, Shaved & Braided: Medieval and Renaissance
Beauty and Grooming Practices 1000-1600
by Daniela Turudich, Laurie J. Welch
Have you done the Inter-library loan thing for the
Goddard book? I have gotton some books I never thought
I would get through them.
If you don't know how to do it, you get as much info
on the book as you can, go to the information person
at your local library and they will give you a form to
fill out. They then send out the form and where ever
the book is, it will come to you!
I got a book that was written in 1916 and there were
only 500 in existance. It didn't take more than two
weeks for them to find it.
If not, then try Bookfinders.com, you would be
surprised at what you can find.
HOpe any of this helps you,
--- Maura Folsom <rio_strangegirl@...> wrote:
> I am working on a redraft of my opinion/obsevations__________________________________________________
> article on 12thc
> women's hairstyling. I've been looking on my own and
> I'm coming up
> empty, except for Goddard, so I'm really desperate
> for help. What I
> need to get from others are any reliable information
> they might have
> on braid casings, including articles you might have
> written, direction
> to good sources, etc. I'm also going to post this on
> 12thcenturygarb and SCA_Authenticity lists, so if
> you see this several
> times, I apologize.
> I'm looking for resources on 12thc French
> hairdressing and costume,
> though only sources I consider well researched (i.e.
> not drawn
> completely from Peacock or Norris, etc) will be
> included in the list
> of sources (webbed articles will be linked).
> Unpublished articles are
> great too, and I will not quote you unless I have
> your specific
> permission to do so.
> I've been given recommendations to look in Goddard,
> several times, but
> have not been able to lay hands on a copy yet (in 2
> years of looking),
> though I was given a long quote a while back to help
> me along. Are
> there any other sources for this idea, or is she the
> one from whom all
> others are drawn? I've been looking in translations
> of period
> literature, but linguists don't seem to care about
> the significance of
> dress to characterization in romances. Grrr.
> I am still not really convinced that stuffed, sewn
> casings, as such,
> were real. Even after reading the quotes from
> Goddard (though it might
> be different if I could get ahold of the book and
> actually read them
> in context).
> For those that are fortunate enough to have read
> Goddard's work: Does
> she give any information on where the idea of a
> stuffed casing comes
> from, other than existing as a conclusion based on
> the word usage in
> the poems cited? I think that, in the context given
> (where words may
> have been chosen to rhyme as well as elicit mental
> images) the words
> *may* have a different intended meaning than she is
> reading into them:
> ** _fouriaus, fourreau_ (scabbard) might
> refer to an actual
> casing (as for a sword) OR may refer
> to the appearance
> of the hairdressing, i.e. scabbard
> shaped, or looking
> like a sword-scabbard. They really do,
> especially when
> weighted at the ends.
> ** _bourreaus, bourre_ (padding) might
> refer to the false
> hair itself, as being false hair, made
> of horsehair,
> wool, thread, human hair, rags,
> whatever. Stuffing or
> padding would also have been made of
> similar items.
> Assuming the above, it may be a case of one
> descriptive meaning
> several things. A similar issue exists with fabric
> terms and clothing
> terms. There does not seem to be mention of any
> seperate term meaning
> 'Hair Extension', either, so I'm leaning toward this
> Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
> Lady Marguerie de Jauncourt
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