boring little border

A boring little border, but progress nontheless.

I may have mentioned before that I’m fascinated with the endlessly varied little scraps of border between the lettering in the luttrell psalter. Like a lot of the borders this was pastel pink and blue in the original, but I’ve worked it in russet and gold because it reminded me of plough furrows, and in fact of the strips of land in medeival fields you can still see etched into the rural landscape to this day. With the next turn of the frame the ploughman and his oxen will be striding along the top of this, so it may be boring, but it’s functional.

~ by opusanglicanum on February 2, 2020.

4 Responses to “boring little border”

  1. Not boring, but rather charming!

  2. I love it.

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