Re: [SCA-JML] Sleeve containment, was Re: Introduction and question
- On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 12:33 AM, <Luiseach@...> wrote:
> Ii-dono,You mean here?
> The hitatare sleeves in the picture from the costume museum look like the
> left is held in the forearm armour and the right is wrapped to the back around
> the man's arm and secured to his belt--am I interpreting that correctly? If
> so, would the lace at the bottom of the sleeve be used for the purpose or
> would ha have had some sort of variant on a tasuke?
The right sleeve is tied about the wrist with the cords of the
hitatare and the left is encased inside the kote. He is in
partial-dress--good for walking about camp when you need to be ready
to put on your armour, but not immediately. The 'cords' you see are
the cords for the kote (his armoured sleeve) which appears to match,
but is not actually attached to, the hitatare. FYI, the reason the
hitatare cords are actually used here is because he would be getting
ready for archery--the o-yoroi he would be wearing on the battlefield
was notoriously assymmetrical because your two hands did different
Sometimes I have seen it where the sleeve appears to be taken off and
attached at the waist-ties or obi. In such a case, no tasuke is
needed. Just tuck it into the waist ties or obi (or leave them behind
you). Once you put on the armour, you are going to pretty much keep
them in place. Personally, I find another layer of padding on my arms
is not necessarily a bad thing.