Minoan trial run

I made Minoan clothes based on the above fresco from Akrotiri and Potnia Vesta’s collegium handout . More of Vesta’s research can be found here. My goal was to use stash on hand whenever possible. I started with an existing yet roomy underdress. First step was to add the band across the shoulders. This was…

Hollow Bead Temple Rings, in process. 

While I was researching the Novgorod rhomboidal temple rings, I encountered another type in the Vodskaya digs outside Novgorod that caught my interest. This is a temple ring that takes the form of a hoop threaded with multiple hollow beads. In the Vodskaya digs pictured below there are between 4 and 9 beads per ring….