ISO Bohemian garb info
- Greetings unto the list --
A young lady who is new to our canton asked for help with "Bohemian"
garb. I'm embarrassed to say that I assumed she meant Sudeten German
[because the only other "Bohemian" I know identifies with that group]
and gave her some links to German websites.
But what she really wants is the traditional SLAVIC Bohemians and now
I'd like to correct my mistake... if only I knew what to tell her!
Can anyone give us some pointers? She is new to garb-making in
general and is about to try her hand at a generic cotton t-tunic but I
know she'll want something more specific soon. :-)
I have a vague idea that I should point her towards information from
Prague, but I admit I'm way out of my comfort zone on this topic.
(And I forgot to ask her what century she's interested in so I need to
get more information before we go much further.) She already knows
how to sew and embroider, so we're mostly looking for visual sources.
- here is a web resource for you and her to take a look at
There is a book that these images come from, but i cant recall the
title right now. When i get back home, ill pull it off the shelf and
post it for you. These line drawings are often tracings of the
originals from period sources, but because of that some details may be
lost. However, it will give you a good start to 14th and 15th century
Bohemian style and fashion.
I wish her the best of luck, i too am working on a proper bohemian
persona and finding it very difficult yet interesting topic to
research. Hope to be of help
Best of luck,
- On Monday 02 February 2009 2:33:24 pm Milan wrote:
> here is a web resource for you and her to take a look atIt wouldn't be "Gothic Woman's Fashion" by Olga Sronkova, would it?
> There is a book that these images come from, but i cant recall the
> title right now.
Cathy Raymond <cathy@...>
"If someone offers you a dead dog for lunch, you don't stick around for the
pudding." --Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw
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- Nope the book is...
Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons
By: Edward Wagner, Zoroslava Brobna', and Jan Durdik
published by Dover Publications.
the czech title is i believe
"Kroje, zbroj a zbrane doby predhusitske' a husitske"
It focuses on 1350-1450 Hope this was helpful! Best of luck!
- here is another link,
Click on the screen, then click the british flag to get it into
english. Most of the site is in Czech, but you can click your way
through to find what you want.
Also check out Slovnik.cz and googles language tools to translate
things into english. In order to research this culture you are pretty
much forced to work through czech (and german) language resources.