Re: [SCA Newcomers] Digest Number 2793
- On 31 May 2013, at 2:02 PM, Honour Horne-Jaruk <jarukcomp@...> wrote:
>1. Glad, again, not to be from the cold cold North. *hugs beloved Yemen, where a brand-new woodworker might be able to make something she could sit in*
> Respected friends:
> D'vorah bint Da'ud replied to Stefan li Rous with:
> <<< On 29 May 2013, at 8:10 PM, Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous@...> wrote:
>> The so-called "Viking Chair", made out of two wide two inch planks, appears to be only as old as the '60s. the 1960s.
> Its design is at least a millennium old, in Africa.
> Actually, it's even more complicated than that […]certainly didn't end up anywhere near Europe within our time period. The SCA's "Viking Chair" was swiped from a design promoted by the Boy Scouts, and bears-at best- only a tenuous relationship to the African Kingseats.
2. Other than being made of thinner and stronger would, do you know the differences in basic design? I'd be interested to learn more, because the one picture I did see was very similar to the bog chairs that are so common at SCA events, barring the styles of carving/decoration.
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