Re: [sig] belt question: attaching bronze applications
- I can try but it is much more difficult ;)
I thought my answer will be useless for the people outside of Poland.
I simply advice Wojtek to go the local museums (in Cracow it is enough to go
out of the home and you are face to face with the History) and check the
artifacts. A lot of them were not published (or were with very poor
ilustrations) - so you have to go and see them by your own eyes.
Very usful could be also tho check local collections of old folk clothes.
Very old technics were in usage for very long time among the 'cut of the
outer world' villagers.
There is a lot of examples of medieval belts here in Silesia - the most of
interesting of them are those of the tomb effigies of the Piast dukes, the
other come from the wooden full sculpture of saints and soldiers which were
popular in local churches (as part of the "Crucifixion Road" ? - i don't
know the right English word). The last ones are made in natural size, they
wore detailed cloth (of XIV/XV c.) and sometimes even wigs from the natural
hair. They simply look like the people from the distant past frozen for the
Anyway I looked them (those belts) very carefully and don't think there were
any false rivets on the belts ornaments. Rather real rivets are ornaments by
itself. I assumed all of them were in the right place from the technical
point of view. All the 'ornaments' are put in very logical way - it is very
charcteristic for the medieval artifacts in general (as it was in the
architecture). The materials were very expensive so the usage of them had to
be carefully thought over.
I recomend Wojtek to check some of the recently published detailed
descriptions of "Sroda Slaska trasure". It could be very informative for
everyone interested in medieval craftsmanship.
I hope it helps.
Magdalena z Wroclawia
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From: "Susan Koziel" <kataryna_dragonweaver@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 12:08 AM
Subject: Re: [sig] belt question: attaching bronze applications
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