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Online and downloadable as PDFs, no less!

Habiti antichi et moderni di tutto il mondo... by Cesare Vecellio

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=3OhVAAAAcAAJ

and Jost Amman and Hans Weigel's Trachtenbuch aka Habitus praecipuorum populorum tam virorum quam feminarum singulari arte depicti

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=GW2GJrdbP4MC

Share and enjoy!
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Feel free to share this link around. The pictures are gorgeous.
"The sixteenth century chic leather handbags/purses from Karmelava necropolis" at the Vytautas the Great War Museum.
http://www.muziejai.lt/kaunas/16a_odines_rankines.htm

and Restoration Programmes at Vilnius Lower Cawstle/Lietuvos Pilys
http://www.lvr.lt/site.php?contentID=27
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Via eLABa (Then select 'resources' and 'eLABa'.)
Read more... )
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Senieji raštai: Database of Old Lithuanian Writings
http://www.lki.lt/seniejirastai/ (Surprising amount of 16th century stuff)

Strangely enough, doesn't have Martynas Mazvydas' Catechism of 1547
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/photos/showphoto.php/photo/4054

Rheinhold Trautmann's (1925) Die altpreußischen Personennamen Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen
http://donelaitis.vdu.lt/prussian/Trautmann-APN.pdf
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_kWITbkU0ZgC
http://www.v-r.de/de/titel/352527302

Origin and History of the Village Name Dainava
http://www.leidykla.eu/fileadmin/Baltistika/Baltistika_41_1_/S._Karaliunas.pdf

Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language
" The Dictionary aims to give the words and illustrate their usage by quotations culled from all kinds of writings and dialect records from the period between the year 1547, i.e. the publication of the first Lithuanian book, and 2001."
http://www.lkz.lt/en/dze.htm
http://www.lkz.lt/startas.htm
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They seem to have added a lot of stuff since I last looked!
And if anyone can help with what the Russian(?) titles are, it would be appreciated.

This is a mixture of medieval and ethnographic-related things, but if you see an interesting link feel free to pass it on to your journal, lists etc.!
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Oooooh! Oh! Oh! Oh!

The archaeological tablet-woven bands in the National Museum of Lithuania
Virginija Rimkutė, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania.
Poster from NESAT X

http://ctr.hum.ku.dk/upload/application/pdf/f51d6748/Rimkute_poster.pdf

See, [livejournal.com profile] gargoyal3, those were most of the photos of tablet weaving that I had, only this PDF is much more informative! =)

eLABa

Jun. 30th, 2008 04:59 pm
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Aha! Have figured out a mysterious database...
eLABa (elektroninė Lietuvos Akademinė Biblioteka/ Electronic Academic Library of Lithuania)
In Lithuanian and English, or at http://elaba.library.lt

Here's a few bits and pieces I've found now I've figured it all out.
Heidi Luik and Ülle Tamla, "Small bone spades: used material, processing technology, and possible function" Archaeologia Baltica, ISSN 1392-5520, Nr. 6 p.112-125
http://vddb.library.lt/obj/LT-eLABa-0001:J.04~2006~ISSN_1392-5520.N_6.PG_112-125

Ilona Vaškevičiūtė, "A new type of bronze pin in the Eastern Baltic" Archaeologia Baltica, ISSN 1392-5520, Nr. 6 p.144-151
http://vddb.library.lt/obj/LT-eLABa-0001:J.04~2006~ISSN_1392-5520.N_6.PG_144-151

Krista Sarv, "Medieval leather footwear from Tallinn" Archaeologia Baltica, ISSN 1392-5520, Nr. 6 p.158-165
http://vddb.library.lt/obj/LT-eLABa-0001:J.04~2006~ISSN_1392-5520.N_6.PG_158-165

Birutė Salatkienė, "The reconstruction of wells and lime bark buckets from Lieporiai 1 settlement" Archaeologia Baltica, ISSN 1392-5520, Nr. 6 p.174-189
http://vddb.library.lt/obj/LT-eLABa-0001:J.04~2006~ISSN_1392-5520.N_6.PG_174-189

Aušra Zabielienė, "The concert attire of Lithuanian folklore ensembles: ethnic identity aspects" Lituanistica, ISSN 0235-716X, Nr. 3 pp.38-49
http://vddb.library.lt/obj/LT-eLABa-0001:J.04~2006~ISSN_0235-716X.N_3.PG_38-49


Manvydas Vitkūnas, "Gyvulininkystė pietryčių Lietuvoje XIII-XIV a." (Animal husbandry in South-Eastern Lithuania in the 13th-14th centuries) Gyvulininkystė.
Mokslo darbai
, 2006, 47, p. 3–22
http://vddb.library.lt/obj/LT-eLABa-0001:J.04~2006~ISSN_1392-6144.V_47.PG_3-22
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This all ties in with the posts on brooches in Lithuania, I promise.

Kopfbedeckungen  für Frauen im Deutschland des 13. Jahrhunderts had a picture of a 'hair sack' from Naumburg cathedral, as does bildindex, who is from the slave girl from Peter's Renunciation (From the Web Gallery of Art) Check out the relatively good picture of her entire outfit. Hooray!

But even the girl has an annular brooch holding her cloak in place, as do the more famous sculptures of the Queens Uta, Reglindis and the others nobody seems to pay much attention to. (But they show quite clearly the collar of Uta can stand up or lie flat.)

With the hair sack, there is an attempted reconstruction here. This version just treats it as another way to wrap a veil.
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Formatting issues... so no special characters today. Sorry.

I was actually looking up articles for revision, when I came across some random articles that are interesting:
S. Sajauskas. "Pirmu,ju, Lietuvos Didziosios Kunigaikstystes moneto ypatybes" (Peculiarities of the First Coins of the Duchy of Lithuania)
Pinigu studijos (2) 2004
http://www.lbank.lt/lt/leidiniai/pinigu_studijos2004_2/sajauskas.pdf

More coin-related articles!
(The word pinigeliai means silver coins, so I'm guessing it's related to the journal title.

Eugenijus Svetikas "6-pointed star brooches in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and their analogies in the Holy Roman Empire" Lituanistica, 2003, nr. 3. PDF

Eugenijus Svetikas "Star of Bethlehem Pins in the GDL and Livonia: Insignia or Sign of Devotion"
Lietuvos Istorijos Metrastis (1) 2002 [English Summary only]

Eugenijus Svetikas "Traces of the Benedictine Order activities in Old Trakai during the Christianization of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th – early 16th century: an attribute of the cult of St. Catherine of Alexandria – brooches containing the symbol of wheel."
Lituanistica 3(71) 2007 [link to PDF]
Has colour photos, and a bears claw pendant and a button. Wow!

Eugenijus Svetikas "The Influence of Livonia on the Christiaization of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Crucifixes in late 14th-15th c. Lithuanian graves" Lituanistica (1) 2007 [PDF]

Eugenijus Svetikas Alytaus kapinynas: christianizacijos šaltiniai (Vilnius: Diemedžio leidykla, 2003) [English summary only]

Judging by a post on the SIG list, he has written more articles, but the journal issues of Lituanistica aren't online, and only available if I go to Canberra.

A very cool list of researchers, and their specialties

One last thing; Olaf Groubitz's Purses in Pieces has a PDF preview of the book at oxbowbooks.com Go check it out and drool all over your monitor.

Edit: Women in 16th century Lithuania. I know I've posted links to articles about it before, but I don't think this article was included.
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I've looked in every dictionary I can find, including the OED and can find nothing, but I've found references to it, and it looks like they're the same thing...

These are earrings called 'Birka Berlok'
Here is a gold berlok on a Danish website, and some berlok-shaped somethings from Roskilde Museum

and then there's an entire article about them, by Audronė Bliujienė

Iš baltų amatininkystės istorijos: baltiški Berlock kabučiai (From the History of Baltic Handicraft Tradition or Bronze Baltic Berloks) Archaeologia Lituana 6

Does anyone have a definition of what a berlok is, besides some sort of pretty ornament?

Edit: Ordbog over det Danske Sprog gives a definition (as best as I can tell) of a small decorative "dingle-dangle".
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I know I've mentioned the 19th century Vecellio images before, but I couldn't figure out if I'd ever linked to them, all at once.

From Costumes anciens et modernes : habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo. (Paris : Firmin Didot, 1859-1860.) Vecellio, Cesare (ca. 1521-1601), author.
Plates from the New York Public Library

16th century Lithuanian woman
A Bride of Danzig
A 16th century Russian Matron
Lady from Moscow
Polish woman
A Bride of Northern Europe
Lapland or Gorland woman (It's a mystery bucket lady!)
A Woman in Scandinavian Dress
A Swedish Woman
Woman of Gotland
Christian woman of Arctic Norway
Woman of the Polar Regions
Young woman, Silesia, 16th century
Slavic Woman
Woman of Yugoslavia

A Man of Northern Europe.
A Polish Noble
A Merchant of Prussia
Man of Scriffinia, between Biarmia and Finmarck
There are more, but I only got to page 14 before I got bored. Sorry.

On another artist, Abraham de Bruyn (who had the pretty costume book with all of the Lithuanian women lined up) also drew some Poles and Lithuanians on horseback.
Diversarum gentium armatura equestris. Ubi fere Europae, Asiae atque Africae equitandi ratio propria ewpressa est., not too sure of the date.
http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/Notice.php?O=02000007

(I'm pretty sure it's before Vecellio though, notice the similarities between these two Russian soldiers?

The ultimate aim is to make a big chart with lots of interconnecting lines back to different sources of re-drawings. Oh, and see where the descriptions change between publications. (Not all of them, a lot of the non-Baltic ones are there because they're often glossed as Lithuanian, or for comparison.)

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