- In a message dated 4/2/2002 3:15:42 AM Central Standard Time,
> I was told it was supposed to show that you are/were a prostitute.I suspect those are both "in Zagreb between 1396 and 1398" references which
> Also heard the jewish women had to wear one with a yellow stripe to
> show they were jewish.
have been over-extrapolated. ;-)
I have a friend whose persona is a Jewish woman living in the Ottoman empire
during the 16th century. She tells me that the Ottoman Turks attempted to
enforce a veil colour-coding for the women of the different religions in the
empire. The effort didn't last more than a few years, in part because the
Jewish women, when assigned yellow, seem to have said "whoopee! this means
we can wear cloth of gold veils!" which was not quite the effect the Turks
- Oops, sorry: got ahead in my replies by not reading far enough ahead!
Your pardon, good gentles!
Yseult the Gentle
--- In SCA-Milliners@yahoogroups.com, "Wyndylyn" <tjhortman@...> wrote:
> My favorite for washing silks is Mane and Tail Shampoo. Yes, it's
> horses, but it's the best for getting out stains and oils. I've used
> antique silks with wonderful results.