A review of a book I read recently. If you don't know who the Lombards are, or are not interested in costume during the 6th through 8th centuries CE, this review probably won't appeal to you. If it does or if you're just curious, click here.
It isn't enough that I spend my spare time going on and on about Viking age clothing. Now I'm going on about Viking age accessories. Care to find out what I'm talking about? Go here for the entry.
In which I refer my readers to yet another on-line source--this one a close summary of the clothing-related pages of the book "Bundled in Blue", a National Museum of Iceland publication that describes a recent analysis of the 1936 discovery of a Viking woman's burial. Sound dull? Not to me, but if ancient clothing reconstructions don't appeal to you, don't go here to check out the entry.
In which I talk about a more than 2,000 year old hat style, favored by the armies of Alexander the Great, and apparently also by modern Afghans and Pakistanis. Any connection? Not necessarily. Go here for the entry.
If you aren't interested in fabric, especially fabric types common in the Dark Ages, you probably don't care about this post. On the other hand, since I've echoed here, you now know I'm alive and well, right? Anyway, if you are curious about the post, go here for the entry.
I forgot I hadn't posted this one to LJ--it's a short Christmas post passing on a link to a web article about some research into how one of the tablet-woven bands found in the Bronze Age mines at Hallstatt must have been made. Go here for the entry.