Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: New Member with question
- LOL Thank you everyone for the help! Wow! While I was looking to 'recreate'
the cloak, I wasn't going to go for an exact look. (grin) I loved the
embroidery and the cut of the cloak and such. However, as a holder of a
bachelors honors in history, the information has not gone to waste. >:) I
do believe I will give this book a look, though, Don, I thank you!
I'm enjoying the convos on the list as well. Hope everyone has a good
upcoming holiday weekend!
On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM, Don McCunn <
> Wolfie,[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> That is from Carl Kohler's "A History of Costume." I have an early 1963
> edition of his book which is in black and white. In my edition that cloak is
> Fig. 330 on page 266.
> I just checked Amazon which has kept this book in print. The illustration
> you are interest in is still in the List of Illustrations. If you use
> Amazon's "Look Inside" feature and scroll to the description in the List of
> Illustrations, it gives the dimensions of the cape.
> I see from the caption that the cape is from the Nurnberg Museum in
> Germany. I see they have a forthcoming website in English. But if you speak
> German, you might be able to find more on the cape there.
> Don McCunn
> > I am in love with this cloak Tara has posted on the Costumer Manifesto
> (well, considering I LIVE on the site, it shouldn't be a shock).
> > http://www.costumes.org/history/kohler/328.jpg
> > However, when I first found this cloak I *swear* I found a color version
> of this and that it was blue with the border trim embroidery a gold thread.
> Does anyone know what book/tract this is from? I cannot find any other
> reference on where this was taken. From the caption, it's likely an older
> publication, 1940s-1960s. Also, it's Germanic from the language. Other than
> that, I'm at a loss. I would dearly LOVE to create it, right down to the
> embroidery. The edging looks either frayed (likely) or perhaps a fur
> trimming? And what is the lining?
> > If anyone can help with this I would be SO grateful. I am now off to
> peruse my books to decide what to put on my Greek chiton!
> > Wolfie