Bohemian/Moravian (Czech for the modern name) Costumes
- Hello SIG!
Name's Christine Mc Carver.
I'm new to the Slavic Interest Group, as well as the SCA. I've been
doing a lot of online research for images of 12th to 14th century
Moravian or Bohemian costumes. I understand that they were a major
trading area; and have been trying to find primary resources or
secondary for reports on who the Moravians (more so than Bohemians)
would've traded with - what fashions those peoples wore, any
documents recording doweries, thefts, wills, or just any domestic
documentation of possessions.
I've gotten past the "folk costumes"/Oktober fest type of clothing,
found out about Mongolian , Russian, German, Hungarian, Polish, even
Italian garb (as Italy was part of the Silk Road as well as being
the location of the hq for the Holy Roman Empire). But in all my
searches I couldn't find any primary or secondary documents proving
that a Moravian, or at least a Bohemian, would have worn. More
importantly, a middle or lower class female.
I'm still wading myself through the Czech sites, cesky. I'm not
verbosly fluent, but I'm learning Czech through this research -
though a lot of the sites turn out to be dead ends or relics of
goblets, weapons, wood working, or church oriented art. Most of
which are also after the time I'd like to learn about.
(~couldn't find the Essays in Czech History. Betts Reginald, nor
Gothic Women's Fashion. Sronkova, Olga, nor Medieval Costume,
Armour, and Weapons. Wagner, Edward. at the local library.~)
If any one has any advice or direction postts, I'd very much
Thanks and to be here!
- I for one would like to hear how to work with the scarce resources I
and I'm sure others, have to work with instead of wasting so much
energy on whether it is an acceptable source or not.
Feel free to email me off list.