Re: [sig] Sources for Magyar ornaments?
- Hi Rakka
>That sounds really great, thank you! I'll look into the Polovtsian stone
> I've just started translating Dode's _Medieval Costume of the Peoples
> of the Northern Caucasus_, which has photos and diagrams of job lots
> of grave finds, with reconstructions based on these and the Polovtsian
> stone sculptures. There's a lot of stuff for the Alans, and one or
> two Mongol bits as well.
> I've only just started, but I could send you some scans of the
> reconstructions, if you think that would be useful. Nothing for the
> Magyars - it's specifically Northern Caucasus finds.
> Of course, Googling "Polovtsian stone sculptures" gets you photos of
> those, which will get you decorative motifs, at least.
sculptures as well, thanks for the hint. Mongolian findings are a bit too
far off, I think, but alanic and such tribes' decorations would be really
cool. I have a bit of gold I could get drawn into thread, but I want to use
that to make something as close to authentic I can get.
"The midnight leather of my body suit that enclosed my body was as cliched
as it sounded."
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- On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 6:36 AM, Noora Salminen <harmaa.rakka@...> wrote:
> That sounds really great, thank you! I'll look into the Polovtsian stoneIf you want to really turn heads, foil the gold onto leather lace, and
> sculptures as well, thanks for the hint. Mongolian findings are a bit too
> far off, I think, but alanic and such tribes' decorations would be really
> cool. I have a bit of gold I could get drawn into thread, but I want to use
> that to make something as close to authentic I can get.
applique it in two-foot-wide interlace designs around the skirt of
your leather tunic. Then sew bells along the edges of the side slits
and collar opening and top it with a hat fringed with multicolored fur
tails. I am *loving* this stuff. :^)
Will hopefully get a ton of scanning done this weekend.
Oh ! I just may have saved you the wait (and me a bit of scanning).
I tried some googling in Cyrillic and turned up someone who's got a
bunch of the scans I was going to send you:
Put through Google translate, the first illo under "Male Complex" is
the interlaced leather applique - the author discusses the
reconstruction farther down. The reconstruction color illustration of
the kaftan they got it off of is at the very bottom of the page -- the
guy in red on the left.
Poking around this site - there's lots of other goodies here, too !
 I stuck "Alan leather applique" into Google translate English ->
Russian, then Googled the Cyrillic output. That page was the first one
to come up under image search.