And today let’s take a further look at the 12th century tunic I made for my husband last winter and especially its 12th century neckline inspired by the “blue Dalmatika” and the “white Alba”.
I already started to post about this 12th century tunic project several weeks ago but somehow I got a little bit sidetracked after the last posting. It seems like my brain acts like a squirrel at times as I can get easily distracted. Sometimes it can be a hard task for me to keep track of all my projects as there are so many – future, current and already finished ones…
However, postponed is definitely not abandoned. I am picking up the thread right were I dropped it with a posting about my inspiration for the 12th century neckline for my husbands tunic. 🙂 Continue reading →
At the moment I am on a medieval photo safari in the museums of Vienna… 😀
…I was so excited about the quality of the photos which my new Sony Alpha dslr takes that I decided to “re-take” some photos of my favorite pieces on display at the local museums.
Yesterday I already spent about 3.5hours at the treasury and after a first look through my new photos I have to say: all this awesome details! I want more! I am definitely going back today to take more photos! *lol*
It’s time again to show you another awesome patch I got for my wedding cloak project!
I proudly present to you this beautiful embroidered patch for my 12th century wedding cloak project by courtesy of lady Sorcha de Lenche.
It was hand embroidered by the lovely and very talented lady Sorcha de Lenche. Who is not only a very talented artisan but also a very kind and nice lady. She sent this beautiful hand embroidered wedding cloak patch from the SCABarony Montengarde situated in the Principality of Avacal, a part of the mighty SCA Kingdom of An Tir. 😀
It appears somehow funny and also really amazing to me how Fortuna works from time to time… *lol*
Yesterday I was talking about a very special scroll commission for a SCA peerage scroll. About a 10th century SCA knighting scroll for the upcoming knighting ceremony of a friend – btw. my very first peerage scroll! 🙂
…and today I already run into an inspiration for it…
Recently I run into some very nice examples of 12th century art on display in online museum collection. And not only 12th century art, I also found other nice pieces of medieval art from other centuries… 😀
Normally I just look through the photos and information and save what I find interesting to my hard disk for later inspiration and research. But I got to know that some of my gentle readers are not only interested into medieval embroidery but also into history and medieval art. Therefore I started collecting new interesting links as soon as I run into them to be able to share them with you.
As I promised, I already took a first look through my photos from Berlin. At the very first day I visited the “Tiergarten Berlin” (the zoo) and the nearby aquarium.
Knowing that you would prefer to see some of my medieval photos first, I decided to skip this day for now and to start with day 2 and my very first museum visit.
What shall I say – it was truly amazing! I already found some lovely medieval art at the very first museum I visited. I spend some hours looking through the medieval collection and took about 2.300 photos. Well, I admit that this count surprised me but I think it is not unusual for me… *lol*
I decided to start with a very lovely piece of medieval art on display in the very first museum I visited:
The “forgotten 14th century Queen from France”
Like always I walked through the medieval collection, looking at the museum information, taking photos and suddenly there she was, just looking at me.
A beautiful and delicate face, a severe but loving look – every inch exquisite and gorgeous. She looked truly like a queen and after a short look at the museum information I could say for sure that she was a “Royal Donatrix”. She was indeed a 14th century queen from France.
As some of you might have noticed over the last years, I really love visiting museums. And even more than visiting museums I love to take pictures of the beautiful medieval things on display in museums.
Regardless if it is about medieval fabrics, medieval wood-work, medieval jewelry,… or medieval embroidery. You can take me to a museum and leave me alone in the medieval collection.
I will happily entertain myself by taking several photos of nearly every medieval thing on display. It is especially dangerous to leave me alone with a good 12th century, 13th century or 14th century collection. Some of my friends already found out that I & and my DSLR don’t get far in medieval collections. 😉
But back to the main topic:
“14th century floral head bands”.
I would like to start with a ‘heartily thank you’ to Sarah for her recent comment on my posting about the Running Stitch – thank you very much Sarah!
In this comment she mentioned floral head bands from the Codex Manesse. I suddenly thought – “hmmm, floral head bands based on the Codex Manesse?” And I was suddenly reminded on some lovely examples of floral head bands I “run into” last year. Therefore I started to dig through my museum pictures and voila! I found even more lovely pictures of floral head bands. 🙂
I hope that by sharing the following pictures and especially the detail pictures and in-depth information I can provide some new and additional inspiration for you and Sarah. Lets start with the exquisite fountain figure which already greeted you at the beginning of this posting. You might ask – what has this 14th century fountain figure to do with 14th century floral head bands? Well, let’s take a closer look:
Some time ago my friend Tina Anderlini told me about an article she was writing and asked me if she could use one of my museum photos from the Schatzkammer in Vienna.
…and now you may guess what was in my mail this week. Exactly – an issue of the magazine Moyen Age with her article and with one of my museum photos. 🙂
Thank you very much Tina! I really like your article! 😀
I was very happy to be able to support her article with a good close up picture of the 12th century Cingulum on display at the Schatzkammer in Vienna. This are the moments when I think that all the time and effort spent at the museums taking good photos and detail photos in sometimes really odd positions really pays off. Well, this moments and when I am working at one of my projects where I need this close up pictures to look something up. …or when Tina and I are “discussing” certain theories and I want to back up my theory for the actual discussion… 😉
Though I don’t really understand French besides some single words, Tina Anderlinis article “Un témoin des modes et mentalités médiévales: la ceinture 2e partie” looks very interesting.
…and because it is about belts in the 12th century I might take all what I somehow remember from the 6months of French I had at school and will try to translate as much of the text for myself as possible…
Well, when I find some time for it. It just might take a while because my project list is rather long already. But I definitely put it on my to-do-list. Until then, I will enjoy the photos of her article. 😉
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