Medieval book made of fish skin Here’s something special. You are looking at a handsome 15th-century Arabic manuscript - a Kuran - with a most peculiar shape: the pages are round and have a pointy tip...
A medieval book mended with silk thread - Uppsala universitetsbibliotek
Got holes and tears in your velum/manuscript? Repair them with silk needlelace! This is a 14th century manuscript from the Vadstena kloster in Sweden. Follow the link for repairs of both straight tears and round holes.
Shared by Jacqueline C.: Cockatrice: Extant Dresses in Pisa: Updates on sewing and construction techniques from the Costume Colloquium 2008, Florence.
Denise T L made the following suggestion "Look at most period glass beads for fantastic examples. The museums only show the pretty ones." So I searched a few of the photo archives available online here in Norway, and that is where you can find thousands of worn, weird and fragmentary beads. In other words, all the ones that don't make it up into the display cases. Great recommendation, Denise!