Pearls, gold, and silk.
I’ve yet to put the lining in, but I think that’s going to look ok. I will just have to be careful not to turn round suddenly lest I smack unsuspecting passers by in the gob with my incredibly heavy sleeves…
~ by opusanglicanum on August 19, 2016.
Posted in costume, norman Tags: costume, goldwork, medieval, norman, pearls, silk, silk brocade
Wow! that looks rather Venetian. It is very beautiful.
CocosMum said this on August 19, 2016 at 9:46 am | Reply
It would suit an Elizabethan doublet, now you mention it. But zigzags are very norman
opusanglicanum said this on August 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm | Reply
Very elegant. And those weighted sleeves could start a new martial art.
suetortoise said this on August 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm | Reply
Nah, I’ve got a rolling pin for that…
opusanglicanum said this on August 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm | Reply
Weaponised sleeves… Plaits with jade rings in the ends… Who needs steel?
virtuosewadventures said this on August 20, 2016 at 1:36 am | Reply
You need it for good scissors, and kitchen knives, but other than that
opusanglicanum said this on August 22, 2016 at 7:55 am | Reply
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