Re: [SCA-JML] Shan wen kia?
- Ii Saburou wrote:
>That's another reason why I believe that if it was a real armour pattern, it was
> I have never seen that type of armour made before. If you are going on
> the descriptions from the site (618 until 1644) then you are looking at a
> Chinese armour in use from (in Japanese terms) the Kofun to the Edo
> periods (which makes me wonder why we don't have any surviving examples of
> this armour scale type, if made of metal, but China is not exactly the
> most open of countries, either).
likely made with pressed leather. But it may also just be an artistic issue.
Until we find *something* we won't know. Damn.
> I cannot think of any Japanese armour I have seen with that pattern onNope. But the "interlocking" three-armed pattern exists in Japanese as a fabric
> it. Hiraizumi-dono, have you?
treatment and as an architectural motif. (If you have a copy of Morse's "Japanese
Homes and their Surroundings," for example, you can see a ranma with the same
motif; it's figure 144.)