Period is not Perfect

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Examples of poor construction, errors and botched jobs in extant finds prior to the mid-17th c. It is perfectly period to have errors, quick-fixes and other examples of Less Than Perfection! Let's take heart from these and have fun using and reparing our stuff. Have an example you'd like to add? send me a PM!

Medieval book made of fish skin Here’s something special. You are looking at a handsome Arabic manuscript - a Kuran - with a most peculiar shape: the pages are round and have a pointy tip on the right-hand side. It looks kind of fishy. Medieval Books, Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Illuminated Letters, Shape Books, Art Ancien, Book Of Hours, Handmade Books, Old Books

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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...

Pinned from Robert Van Rens, professional potter encouraging the use of both the basic and functional as well as more decorative wares. Medieval Pigment Pot- an item of pure function and little beauty, but wonderful all the same. Medieval Paintings, Renaissance Era, Viking Age, Arts Ed, Painting Cabinets, Illuminated Manuscript, Bookbinding, Archaeology, Objects

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Image and metadata for Medieval Pigment Pot

3 Repairs made in parchment leaves: monastic manuscript of Vadstena Convent circa University Library, Uppsala, Sweden. All rights belongs to Uppsala University Library. Medieval Books, Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Book Repair, Visible Mending, Make Do And Mend, Kintsugi, Book Authors, Book Making

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.

parchment face on a century manuscript, the scribe worked around the holes to create an image of a laughing bearded man, "making art out of flaws", posted by erik kwakkel on tumbler Medieval Books, Medieval Manuscript, Illuminated Manuscript, Bernard Of Clairvaux, Book Repair, Colossal Art, Scribe, Book Format, 14th Century

The Ingenuity and Beauty of Creative Parchment Repair in Medieval Books

Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture

Viking Textiles - A deeper look at plaids, stripes and checks Viking Garb, Viking Reenactment, Viking Dress, Viking Costume, Medieval Costume, Viking Clothing, Historical Clothing, Medieval Bed, Vikings

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Dla tych co szukają w źródłach aby później dobry materiał upolować Fragment tkaniny z Oseberg. Koc ze Skjoldehamn - wiadomość napisana przez Lubomira

Renaissance came early to Italians , coud this even be c. ALady Cockatrice: Extant Dresses in Pisa: Updates on sewing and construction techniques from the Costume Colloquium Florence. Italian Renaissance Dress, Mode Renaissance, Costume Renaissance, Renaissance Fashion, Renaissance Clothing, Medieval Dress, 16th Century Clothing, 16th Century Fashion, 18th Century

Shared by Jacqueline C.: Cockatrice: Extant Dresses in Pisa: Updates on sewing and construction techniques from the Costume Colloquium 2008, Florence.

One thing that strikes me again and again is how much obvious recycling of materials you find on the Silk Road. Reuse Recycle, Recycling, Silk Road, Period, Roman, Medieval, Age, Doll, Dolls

Renew, Reuse, Recycle

One thing that strikes me again and again is how much obvious recycling of materials you find on the Silk Road. Parchments were folded to m...

Shoes too short? Need a pair of slip-ons? Just whack off the heel! Renaissance, Period, Medieval, Have Fun, Heel, Paragraph, Mid Century, Platform, Middle Ages

Shoes too short? Need a pair of slip-ons? Just whack off the heel!

So you've had a bad day? Textiles, Silk Road, Having A Bad Day, Black Sea, Museum, Vikings, Moose Art, Byzantine, Period

I've had days like that, too

How funny are these little guys! They were part of a dress found near the Black Sea, and were to be traded on the Silk Road. The little 'ea...

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! Display Cases, Photo Archive, Museums, Norway, Period, Glass Beads, Pretty, Photos, Cabinets

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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!