- Thank you for the information on fabrics. If I use linen for the layers closest to my body, what kind of silks would be most appropriate for something like the outer layer?
Right now I'm only dealing with my 6yo son (my 16yo may decide later he wants to try out combat and I suspect that'll be a whole other can of worms, but he's not playing with us yet). I don't understand much yet regarding the differences between classes. From what I've read of Kumakura period, it was a time of sweeping changes in the upper classes leading away from perceived extravagances. Obviously if one portrays a noble class you'd have the advantage of wearing fancy robes (and correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there something in the SCA that says we're all supposed to be playing "nobles"?). But is there any disadvantage to playing peasantry? Are these women wearing something that kuge would not wear:
Is there a difference between kuge and the warrior class? If my older son wants the option to go down the samurai path do I need to be warrior class?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Andrew T Trembley <attrembl@...> wrote:
> I've not paid much attention to children's period clothing. If you're
> talking adolescents, then, yes, it's modeled on adult clothes. Your
> son's clothes, though, are very dependent on the class that you're
> attempting to portray. Casual clothes would be a hitatare kamishimo.
> Kuge classes, though, would more likely wear older styles, like the
> suikan (sugata, unmatched or kamishimo), and you may want to look into
> age-appropriate sleeve cord decoration motifs.
- Did you want woodblock information? Fort Wayne public library used to have a treasure trove on the subject.
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On Dec 11, 2011, at 7:41 PM, "Melissa" <mdeann@...> wrote:
> Hello, I am Artemisia Voltera in the SCA and a member of the Middle Kingdom, Red Spears.
> I have started getting interested in Japanese Ink Paintings. I am the artist who painted the images for Kimiko that were just recently posted here. I also did two additional images that I entered into the A&S competition.
> I would like to produce these images so they are more accurate. From the research I was able to find, I like the Ink Paintings from the Muromachi time period. I am in search of help to locate writing on how to produce historically accurate images. From everything from the type of paper and ink, to how to make a seal, what is used as the red ink? for the seal, symbolism, etc.
> Does anyone on here produce these type of art? If so would you be able to direct me on where is best to look for what I am seeking?
> Any help would be greatly appriciated. While it might be nice to get the images to look like what would have done back then, I would like to do it accuratly.
> Thank you for your help
> Lady Artemisia Voltera
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