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I have a weird feeling I have linked to this before.

But, here is a 1966 report, mentioning a pisanka, with a black and white drawing. Here is a colour photo.

If you click on the second link, and navigate through the Zabytki z badań w Gieczu menu on the left, there are some gorgeous photos of all sorts of things.

The Katalog Znalezisk Archeologicznych wiki have more pisanka photos, but I don't think they're 'new' examples for the ceramic egg fans. For the sake of including things while I remember them, an egg found in Fröjel, Gotland, and another on page 6 of this PDF
(No, I cannot conjugate Polish correctly, what is the plural of pisanka? Pisanki?)

Also, a 12th century figure from Płock, and the Płock diadem.
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I cut this from a reply to an e-mail I was writing on the SCA-Garb list, (about mixed era couples, since it seems to really bother some people) and the full reply was getting a bit long.


The Royal Court of Arthur (
Curia Regis Artus) was a concept that seemed to have been forming in the Baltic states from the 14th century onwards. By the 15th century, an Artus Court (which seems to be the famous one) was constructed in Gdansk (Toruń), Poland, and was run by a knightly order.

Where it gets interesting (and somewhat frustratingly vague) is what they were doing in their medieval fantasy court. It seems (according to the museum website) there was jousting, feasts, dances and 'events' with a false courtly life. Sadly, I haven't read anything that says they dressed up, too.
http://www.mhmg.gda.pl/international/index.php?lang=eng&oddzial=2

Of course where the tempting-to-make parallels between modern living history, re-enactments and what-have-you and this proto-medievalism end, is when you find out how earlier, historic clothes may have been depicted:
eg. http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v244/quokkaqueen/?action=view¤t=16thc-vikings.jpg :)


I don't think I'd mentioned the idea before here, and that some of the Baltic and Slavic-interested people might be curious.
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Archaeologia Polonia has their archives online from 2006 back.

Haven't had much time to look at it too closely, but it is definitely full of information.

ETA:
Janina Kamińska and Adam Nahlik "Études sur l'industrie textile du haut Moyen Âge en Pologne" Archaeologia Polona 3:1960 89-119
http://www.iaepan.edu.pl/archaeologia-polona/article/21

Longin Kociszewski and Jerzy Kruppé "Warsaw pottery in the 14th-17th centuries: technology of production in the light of physico-chemical investigations" Archaeologia Polona 15:1974
http://www.iaepan.edu.pl/archaeologia-polona/article/232

Martyna Milewska "A method of recording late medieval footwear finds" Archaeologia Polona 19:1980 115-136
http://www.iaepan.edu.pl/archaeologia-polona/article/284
and all of Issue 30 for more pottery.
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This is pretty forgetful, even by my standards, but there is someone I'm on the friendslist of, who was looking for information on Lithuanian armour?

Hussar armour photos:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Hussar_armour

Two relatively contemporary illustrations on Wikipedia about the Battle of Orsha, with guys in armour
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Orsha

Rick Orli's page is nearly identical to wikipedia, except for the photos of 15-16th century armour at the bottom
http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/Orsha.htm (no easily spotted references though.)
and the 1605 Stockholm Roll
http://www.kismeta.com/diGrasse/StockholmRoll.htm

Zygmunt Nadratowski's articles on armour and dress (I'm largely repeating him):
http://www.goldschp.net/SIG/slovo/news43.html
http://www.goldschp.net/SIG/slovo/news44.html
http://www.goldschp.net/SIG/slovo/news45.html
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Frescoes from the monastery of St. Jacob, Ląd, Wielkopolska (14th c.)

Has striped clothes and ruffled kruseler headdresses. (Which reminds me, I need to scan in some pictures of German manuscripts)
An interesting picture of two women wearing cottes(?) and kruseler

I can't remember if I've linked to this page yet.

Roman-era Poland at the Poznan Archaeological Museum.

Edit: A Blue Bohemian Bathhouse Babe, and illustration. (Is it just me, or is the girl in the green dress in the illustration have a Barbie-doll proportioned rack?)

I've managed to end up Blogsmashed with "So you think you can Dance, Kragelund"... God.
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From Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe 5 - 6/2007
M. Cybulska, J. Maik "Archaeological Textiles – A Need for New Methods of Analysis and Reconstruction"
http://www.fibtex.lodz.pl/64_51_185.pdf

I'm sure there are more, but I'm technically taking notes during an oral presentation right now...

Edit: looked at 2008-2005
Some Aspects of Textile Drape
The Peculiarities of the Ornamentation of Lithuanian Traditional Woven Textiles
The Arrases of Wawel, the Polish Royal Castle in Krakow (16thc. Tapestry)
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"The Representation of Music Instruments in Stone Sculpture In Lower Silesia Until the Beginning of the 16th Century"
by Dorota Popławska

In Polish Music Journal
Vol. 1, No. 2. Winter 1998. ISSN 1521 - 6039

article and links to all of the sculptures.
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Oh... wow...

The National Digital Library of Poland
http://www.polona.pl/dlibra/

so... many... books...
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Eeeeh, have a report due Friday, a half-written essay due Monday, a role-playing session on Saturday, and I'm looking up things like the Wiekopolska Digital Library.

And find more information for R about Polish heraldry
And try to find information for a guy on the SIG list who wants a Bohemian name
And be the resident Estonian expert.

Anyway, back to the digital library...

Akta metryki koronnej co wazniejsze z czasów Stefana Batorego. 1576-1586, even if you can't read a word of Polish, or Latin, has an index up the back of peoples' names.

And does anyone know of any Czech equivalent of copyright-expired Google Books or Archive.org? (not WebArchiv.cz, since they don't do books.)
I'm looking for W.W. Tomek, Základy starého místopisu Pražského
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Looking for something completely unrelated, (I was actually studying for my real university degree) I discovered there was a sculptor who worked in Krakow called Wit Stwosz, who seems to have been German.

The only high-quality picture I've found so far is from Bamburg, of the altar there. In the top right-hand corner it looks like it's the birth of Mary, and one of the attendants has a short-sleeved dress over a baggy-sleeved layer. This actually matches up with what a lot of really late 16th/early 17th funeral sculptures from Poland show. So I wonder if it's a real fashion or an imaginary biblical one.

EditOh wow! The Church of St. Mary, Krakow.
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What if the surcote on Elisabeth of Brandenburg's tomb is really a girl version of the two-colour grande assiette sleeves?

It would help if I could lay my hands on a better quality photo too.

Edit: Still haven't found the tomb I'm looking for, but have found some other cool things.

A photo from inside a cathedral in Legnica
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/2045658726/
Children with ruffs, can't see any date
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/397636266/in/set-72157594467519461/
A child from 1608 maybe?
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/502590022/in/set-72157594467519461/
A woman in a ruff
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/464059276/in/set-72157594467519461/
Undated women, look 17th century or later to me
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/1734794769/in/set-72157594467519461/
St. Martin
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/762889068/in/set-72157594467519461/
A 14th century female patron or donor perhaps?
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/2069473062/sizes/o/in/set-72157594467519461/
Tympanum?
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/2073313519/in/set-72157594467519461/
Momento Mori
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/160033795/in/set-72157594467519461/
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/747896289/in/set-72157594467519461/
http://flickr.com/photos/bikeart/2009439941/

Edit A useless photo to look at, but at least confirms I have the right details.
This is a lot cooler to look at, but doesn't help with the tomb artwork.
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Here are four women from Braun and Hogenberg's map of Danzig (Gdansk), with redrawings. It looks like the atlas might actually be the source for this(!) at least, as far as I've been able to track down images.
cut for images )

Kruseler

Jan. 30th, 2008 12:22 pm
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It's tricky not to go traipsing off into 15-16th century northern european dress and not see any kruseler. I'd previously associated them with Czech/Bohemian dress, but they're also popping up in Polish and German information. And, naturally Spain, the home of exciting frilly hats.

Anyway, as part of my mission to make and wear interesting headwear, I started to look a little more closely.
http://www.middelaldercentret.dk/pdf/nyhedsbrevjan07tilweb.pdf

Camilla Luise Dahl "Krusekanter i 1200-tallets kvindehovedtøjer" in Peter Vemmning (ed.), Middelaldercentrets Nyhedsblad, vinteren 2006/07, pp. 15-19. Nykøbing: Middelaldercentret.
Has extant ruffled veils from Spain!

And the article right after:

"En kruset hoveddug; Catherine de Beauchamps hovedtøj." in Peter Vemmning (ed.), Middelaldercentrets Nyhedsblad, vinteren 2006/07, pp. 20-21. Nykøbing: Middelaldercentret.
There's no author, but I think it was written by this woman.

Different ways of making the veil
Gathered, to look like the Polish statue I mentioned a few days ago:
http://cailin.blox.pl/2007/01/Especially-for-Machteld-and-Isis-how-Ive-done-my.html

Woven, on a rigid heddle
http://gina-b.blogspot.com/2006/09/sunny-sunday.html

Adding a tablet-woven band
http://gina-b.blogspot.com/2006/10/little-update.html

Images of Kruseler:
From dolls found in Nuremberg, including diagrams of the different styles.
http://www.landschaftsmuseum.de/seiten/Lexikon/Spiele-Puppen.htm
http://www.landschaftsmuseum.de/Seiten/Lexikon/Spiele-Puppen-2.htm

Some more dolls, and a 14th century statue:
http://www.spessartprojekt.de/forschung/wildenstein/puppe.php

Polish statues of women, from the SIG list:
http://ph.groups.yahoo.com/group/sig/photos/browse/e558

The Frilled Headwear project, lots of talk about 1 year ago about having a book published soon?
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I'm looking for anyone who would be able to photocopy some pages from a book.

The book is Herbarz średniowiecznego rycerstwa polskiego
by Józef Szymański, and it's not available in Australia.

It is in some public libraries in the USA though, according to Worldcat.
See: http://worldcat.org/oclc/31411405

I'm looking for pages 75 and 76, because hopefully they have information about the Abdank clan.

Can anyone help? I'm more than willing to trade articles or photocopies.
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Does anyone have any suggestions for where to find more information about Wulfstan von Haithabu? I think I'm having trouble because I'm sleepy.

Wulfstan went to Prussia... )

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