Re: [SCA Newcomers] Persona / Garb / Accesories Question (kind of long)
- This was an outstanding explanation, and thank you, Brangwayna.
I've been thinking a lot about SCA clothing and accoutrements, etc.,
and your explanation helped clarify the ambiguity of many, many SCA
For personal reasons I am sticking with my name since both the first
(Christian) name and surname were around the time period (1100-1200
AD) I've been looking at, only the surname was a different spelling.
These past two years have been a renewal for me in many ways, and I
think carrying my "real-life" persona into SCA would be perfect. I
know many think this is uncreative, but my only sophisticated
defense and explanation can be "it works for me."
My family was primarily Norman it seems (I've only just begun to
research this and have more general info. rather than specific), and
the name showed up in it's earliest form in Germania.
Can anyone recommend good genealogy/ancestry sites? And I apologize
for not throwing common SCA terms around, because, well... I'm new
Thanks again Brangwayna!
Good luck to all new and veteran SCAndals.
I've sent inquiry emails to Ansteorra/Steppes contacts, and haven't
received replies yet. If there is anyone in that kingdom, give me
a shout and let me know your experience here so far!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, bronwynmgn@... wrote:
> In a message dated 11/12/2006 1:10:29 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> drunken-savage@... writes:
> <<My question is, as far as authenticity goes? If I were to say
> my persona was of English decent but wore garb from materials not
> common to England at the time, would that be "period"? Of course
> long as the cloth was around at the time. Could my persona have
> a traveler or kinda like a hermit that just moved around a lot
> place to place? ..
> The only garb rule in the SCA is that you have to wear an attempt
> clothing from before 1600. There is no rule saying that al lof
your clothes and
> accessories must be from the same culture and time. By trying to
keep to one
> time period, if not one culture, you'd be doing better than many
folks old and
> new alike. Items from other cultures WERE usually available in
> quantities and very expensive. For instance, someone in England
might have had
> silk clothing pretty much any time after the first Crusade, but
> have paid through the nose for it. Same with Egyptian cotton.
> I myself am far more authenticity minded than the average
Scadian. For me,
> it's NOT an attempt at medieval clothing if you have knowingly
> things that were highly unlikely to be combined - for instance, a
> Japanese sword with 13th century English clothes - there was no
> the two cultures in the 13th century and the chances of a
> making it's way to England would be vanishingly rare. On the
other hand, the
> chances of a 13th century Middle Eastern sword making its way
back from the
> Crusades would be much higher. I still wouldn't combine the two
> it's at least historically plausible.
> Of course, these standards apply only to me. One of the beauties
> some ways, one of the downfalls) of the SCA is that each person
gets to decide
> how far along the continuum to authenticity is the right place
> Brangwayna Morgan
> Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
> Lancaster, PA
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