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Re: [SCA Newcomers] "Viking" chairs

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  • Bill Toscano
    My only comment is that they *look* a heck of a lot more period. You mileage may vary on that. Liam ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      My only comment is that they *look* a heck of a lot more period.

      You mileage may vary on that.

      Liam


      On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Honour Horne-Jaruk <jarukcomp@...>wrote:

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      > Respected friends:
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      > D'vorah bint Da'ud replied to Stefan li Rous with:
      > <<< On 29 May 2013, at 8:10 PM, Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous@...>
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      > >> The so-called "Viking Chair", made out of two wide two inch planks,
      > appears to be only as old as the '60s. the 1960s.
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      > >Ahem.
      > Not exactly. Its design is at least a millennium old, in Africa.
      > Somewhere, I had the documentation -- a photograph from an extant chair
      > >QUITE old and well within period, if not before, from some museum
      > somewhere -- but the link doesn't work anymore. >>>
      > Actually, it's even more complicated than that; the African version is/was
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      > out of small, thin planks of tropical woods that are immensely strong
      > even when only 3/4 to 1 inch thick. They were the possessions of Kings
      > and tribal chiefs, thus both rare and protected, and 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.
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      > Yours in service to both the Societies of which I am a member-
      > (Friend) Honour Horne-Jaruk, R.S.F.
      > Alizaundre de Brebeuf, C.O.L. S.C.A.- AKA Una the wisewoman, or That Pict
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      > "If you're a normal human, the inside of your head is not a pretty
      > place. Venting it unfiltered to the internet may feel therapeutic,
      > but it's unlikely to end well."
      > --Goedjn
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