Re: [SCA-JML] quick questions
- On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, Arelyx . wrote:
> ok, gotta a couple of quick questions:Not sure I can help you here I know what the close up I've seen looks
> #1- where can i find a good pattern for kikko? the link on Effingham's
> website is down
like, but that's about it.
> #2-where can i find out more about traditional laquering techniques forI wouldn't recommend trad. lacquer because, IIRC, it is a toxic
> japanese armor and how well will plastic pieces accept the laquer?
concoction. If you are going to go to that much trouble, then why bother
with plastic pieces?
The plastic pieces in Japanese armour are suggested, as far as I've been
told, because they simulate the lacquered leather better than any other
source except lacquered leather.
> #3-any recommendations as to where i can find some good patterned fabric forNot sure here. The fabric I used was all sparse floral or geometric
> japanese armor? Are there any specific criteria that was common to fabric
> used in armor circa 1500's?
prints that I found; I couldn't easily find specific patterns that I could
easily identify as being 'period Japanese'. There is one pattern I know
of that I've seen however: it looks like a cross surrounded by grass, and
it is used for modern kendou bags. If you can find what they use for
those you might be able to find some other good patterns.