period silks (was: Need garb help)
- On May 22, 2006, at 2:55 AM, Anders Lundgren wrote:
> . . .I have a question about silk, or precicely the correct typeMany excellent resources are listed on the Atlantian A&S Links site
> available for the time period. It would be nice to know what kind was
> available from the year 600 and up to 1600, but the period I am most
> looking at is 1350.
action=displaycat&catid=10>, and for general information on clothing
and textiles, the SCA Garb Yahoo! Group
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Garb/> is often a good place to
Don't forget that time is only half of "period". The "correct type"
will depend on place, as well. Mediterranean cultures had much more
access to silk than Scandinavian ones, for instance. If you look for
information on a particular culture and location, you might be able to
find a write-up on represented fabrics. I doubt anybody has done
anything like a comprehensive study of what silks were used where
across the SCA millennium.
Wish I could help more. Good luck!
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra