Monday, August 22, 2011
Some inspiration for the embroidery
The krin dates clear back into the Scythian felts. I babbled about it a bit here The picture I have there is actually from 12th century embroidered Russian pieces. If you'd like to see some more examples of the heart and the tree of life and some birds, one of my favorite articles is here with an English translation here. Again, it is a continuing motif with some older examples and lots of post period examples. My middle piece is slightly post SCA period, dating to 1667.
I think I'm going to do some sketching for designs for the muff today and see what I come up with.