NSFW -erm, Queen V and the pecker parade

Having just finished a very large project, I find myself in need of something silly.

Very silly

possibly inexplicable.

I have …I’m not sure liked is the right word, because it’s not a thing of beauty, lets say I’ve been interested in, some of the muckier medieval pilgrim badges for some time.

This is based on a belgian pilgrim badge.

I’ve actaully been wondering if this is the medeival equivalent of a dirty seaside postcard – “I went on pilgrimage to madame alison’s fine brothel”

I’m calling it “queen V and the pecker parade”

Yeah, sorry about that. Gareth has been wandering around for a week muttering under his breath about how hideous it is.

I have no idea what it means – perhaps if you have one of these you can get as many of those to do your bidding as it pleases you?

I was somewhat torn about what colour to make the willies. The badge is pewter, but medieval belgium was mostly pink. But then long before this badge the ancient romans were big on litter bearers on account of no wheeled vehicles inside the city, and they liked them to match – two blonde celts, or two nice nubians, in much the same way that in a later era no self respectin eighteenth century gentleman would have been seen dead with unmatched carriage horses.

You can see I put much thought into this.

But all pink is a lot of pink. So I decided the two bearers will be pink, but the middle plonker is obviously some sort of official factotum type, and it makes a much better composition if he’s brown – you get a visual triangle of pink that draws the eye to her majesty (look, I’ll call mine whatever I want, ok)

Again, my apologies. you may now go and bleach your brain

Or you could buy a kit and repeat the horror in the comfort of your own home, whatever…

~ by opusanglicanum on September 23, 2020.

15 Responses to “NSFW -erm, Queen V and the pecker parade”

  1. This is hysterical! I needed the laugh, even if I woke my husband out of a sound sleep!

  2. Just so you know, this particular pilgrim’s badge will be on display at the ‘Body Language’ exhibition at the Catharijneconvent in Utrecht, together with a whole array of medieval bodily functions

  3. Tanya! I don’t know which is better: the worked piece, or your comeNtary on same! Both priceless!

  4. There’s more to the medieval mind than meets the eye, isn’t there!

  5. This is amazing. Please never stop dredging history for comedy gold!

  6. I am certainly not suffering any bleach or other chemical compound what so ever to touch my brain…this is magnificent! I bow to your embroidery prowess good lady!

  7. Tanya, this just makes my day! Is it possible to post a pix of the medieval badge(s) on which you based this piece? I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such pilgrim badges. Will be snagging one of these instead of something chrismessy.

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