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p-cradles-msg - 9/7/01


Period baby cradles.


NOTE: See also the files: babies-msg, teething-toys-msg, baby-gifts-msg, baby-slings-msg, toys-msg, furniture-msg, child-wagons-msg, children-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:02:55 -0000

From: "Elonwen ferch Dafydd" <elonwen at hotmail.com>

To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ku.edu

Subject: Re: cradles


There is at least one period picture with a cradle in it in Kaari Utrio's

book "Family book" (Perhekirja) and I think in "Familia" as well. The one I

remember was a

drawing from the early 16th century (1530s?) and it was called something

like "the Burden of a child" or "Burden of children" (lapsen taakka) with a

baby in a cradle in the centre of the picture. I have no idea of the artist,

wouldn't mind finding it out, though, so if you know what I'm babbling

about, please let me know! The cradle looked quite like cradles in later

periods as well, so it was very simple with attached "bow-legs" (like in

rocking chairs, but attached from the whole length). The picture was quite

good because the cradle was drawn rather clearly and it was big enough to

get an idea of how it must have been contructed.


Waiting for the summer to come, there's still snow on the ground and bloody

chilly in the SOUTHERN Finland...





Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 18:04:42 +0100

From: "Melanie Wilson" <MelanieWilson at bigfoot.com>

To: <sca-arts at raven.cc.ku.edu>

Subject: Re: cradles


Warm & Snug, history of beds




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