- Finnseach replied to me with:
<<< Welcome to the fun, Stefan. :) >>>
Thank you, Finnseach.
<<< I'm actually taking part in the A&S50 Challenge <
http://artsandsciences50.org/> and my focus is not just the Picts, but
textile production techniques. I started with a focus on 7th century
but have since expanded to cover the entire "Pictish Era" (4th - 8th
centuries) mostly before "the Viking Era". >>>
Are you restricting yourself to the culture of the Picts? Or do you
mean other adjacent? cultures within this time frame?
I have a fair amount of info on textiles in the Florilegium TEXTILE
ARTS section but very little, anywhere, on the Picts. Just that small
file I previously mentioned.
<<< It has spawned some interesting
side research topics for me - such as what 'breeds' of sheep were
to the Picts which has resulted in me teaching a class on Early Period
at Pennsic this year.>>>
The sheep breeds are difficult enough even before limited to just the
northern British Isles.
Perhaps these files in the ANIMALS section of the Florilegium might be
of interest though.
B-H-Cheviot-art (16K) 2/27/03 "The Brecknock Hill Cheviot - A
Investigation" by Blacksheep.
sheep-lambs-msg (38K) 12/24/06 Medieval sheep and lambs. Breeds.
The-Sheep-art (8K) 10/30/02 "The Sheep That Changed the Face
of Art and
History" by Blacksheep.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
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