Pelican scroll by Beak

Beak made a Pelican scroll for Selene, based on this Byzantine mosaic ceiling. The dolphins are included to reference Selene’s armory.   Advertisements

Summits themed block printing. 

Ayla Roth had a vision in blue for TAH Tjorkill and Alina’s step up clothes. I started out printing the fabric for his caftan, and then I printed some pieces speculatively, that turned into trim for the both of them. All of the fabric used the first of the Chernigov blocks with a variety of…

Pskov inspired underdress

I made an underdress based on the one found at Pskov grave 3 and dated to the mid tenth to early eleventh century for HAH Alina, and since her measurements are similar, I used one for me as a mockup. The original is blue linen (indigotin dyed) with red-purple roundel patterned silk samite trim. This…

Russian Sable Scrivner for Rafny. 

A Sable Scrivner, an award for scribes in An Tir, based on a 15th c gospel manuscript from Novgorod.  Ink and gouache on Bristol. Gold is W&N gold ink. Pseudohand created by me.  The exemplar contains an unusual crosshatched background, which I retained in gold. I have a color image of another page from this…

Simple temple rings

I was looking at the jewelry found in Pskov, and noticed the squished wire bits in grave 1. Oh! Could that be temple rings of the simple bracelet kind? So I made some.   Temple rings / temple ornaments are jewelry worn at the temples in various ways by medieval Slavic /Russian women. These specific…