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Clothing of the Anglo Saxons. References.


NOTE: See also the files: cl-Norse-msg, cl-Rom-Brit-art, cl-Germany-msg, cl-Celts-msg, clothing-msg, Anglo-Saxons-msg, AS-jewelry-art.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I  have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


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Thank you,

   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 07:52:36 +0100

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

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

Subject: Re: crystal balls


>These balls were found hanging down from the belts of women.  They were

>also found in the graves of Anglo-Saxon women


Strictly speaking women in the Kent Areas, who are thought to be Jutish and

can be known as Kentish too, their habits & dress varies considerable from

either Angle or Saxon Costume. Much of it reflects (it is thought) their

close associations with the continental mainland. Other examples would be

claw beaker production etc. For my interpretation of Kentish/Jutish female

dress see www.maering.co.uk





Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 22:50:21 -0600

From: Catie Helm-Clark <no1home at onewest.net>

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

Subject: Re: crystal balls


> <<  Ok, now I'm curious!  I know less than nothing about this period, so

> could you please describe these balls a little bit more?  How were they

> attached to the belt.... in a bag, with a hook and a lanyard... ??? If a

> bag, then what kind of bag, leather or spiffily embroidered pouch? >>


> The little crystal balls were held by two strips of silver  that formed a

> sort of cage around them.  There was a small cap at the top with a hole

> through it.  A ring was put through that hole, then the ball was suspended

> from the belt ... by chain? by leather? ... I can't remember right off the

> top of my head right now.


> Ingvild


so far, this is the only thing I've found out on the net: http://www.canterburytrust.co.uk/hilights/saltwd.htm

  I haven't had time to go to the library and see if any of the

archeology journals have anything





Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 00:56:18 EDT

From: <SNSpies at aol.com>

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

Subject: Re: crystal balls


For excellent information about these crystal balls, please see Gale

Owen-Crocker's seminal book, "Dress in Anglo-Saxon England".  All other

information I have comes from articles about the Merovingians.





Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 17:36:18 EST

From: SNSpies at aol.com

Subject: Re: [SCA-AS] Artssciences Digest, Vol 68, Issue 3

To: artssciences at lists.gallowglass.org


<<< Since my area is choking on Vikings I  thought I'd do something slightly different and go Anglo-Saxon. Good  Anglo-Saxon female costume articles are harder to find. Any tips on good  websites? I'm also interested in vendors selling accessories.


Anna de Byxe >>>


Owen-Crocker, Gale.  "Dress in Anglo-Saxon England".  Woodbridge:  Boydell Press, 2004.  ISBN 1-84383-081-7


Rogers, Penelope Walton.  "Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon  England, AD 450-700".  York: Council for British Archaeology, 2007.   ISBN 978-1-902771-54-0





To: gleannabhann at yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: Early British Clothing

Posted by: "Brad Moore" mamluk at yahoo.com mamluk

Date: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:07 pm ((PDT))


<<< Can anyone point me to a web site or book that might have descriptions or illustrations of post-Roman clothing in Britain? I am particularly interested in the 6th century. Thanks!

Lady Sorcha Inghean Domhnall >>>


If you can, try to find copies of Gale Owen-Crocker's book Dress in Anglo-Saxon England, and Penelope Walton Rogers work Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England.  These are both scholarly works that cover the period you are interested in rather well.  They should be available through interlibrary loan. I have heard that Rogers book is out of print now.





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