Resources 

An ongoing list of useful resources and research. I’m adding things intermittently. 

SCA Scribal

Thoughts about sca award texts.

 http://scriptoriumsca.blogspot.com/2014/05/writing-award-scrolls-based-on-period.html?m=1 

A list of digitized manuscripts.

  https://scribescribbling.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/digital-manuscript-sources/

Metal pens

https://scribescribbling.wordpress.com/2015/11/21/pens-pre-17th-century/

Persian Illumination 

http://www.designeresra.com/blog/introduction-to-the-traditional-art-of-illuminations

Textiles

Textile finds from near Lake Ladoga, including printed fabric and cardwoven bands, in English. 

https://www.academia.edu/30371327/Kochkurkina_Orfinskaya._Archaeological_textiles_of_the_10th_to_the_12th_century_from_the_Gaigovo_barrow_group_Russia_Leningrad_oblast_._Archaeological_Textiles_Review_No._58

Initial report on textiles found at Lendbreen Pass in Norway. 

http://secretsoftheice.com/news/2017/01/17/mystery-cloth/

ATR, Archaeological Textile Review has made up thru issue 57 available in PDF format. Follow the download issue link in the left sidebar. Historic textile analysis from around the globe, in English. 

http://www.atnfriends.com/

Temple rings

Metallurgical analysis of temple rings. 

https://www.academia.edu/30627797/S-shaped_temple_rings_from_Vrbno_characterization_of_manufacture_processes

Ristovka’s article on the many possible ways of wearing temple rings. 

https://www.britishmuseum.org/pdf/18%20Ristovska-opt-sec.pdf

Peter Beaton’s overview article on East Slavic temple rings. This is a useful and accurate summary in English. 

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~chrisandpeter/trmain/tr1main.html

Russia

Mistress Sofya La Rus’s website. Lots of varied medieval Russian information. 

http://www.sofyalarus.info/Russia/index.html

Archaeological publications from the 1890s-1900s. Needs a Djvu reader. 

http://www.library.chersonesos.org/showsection.php?section_code=7

A selection of issues of Archaeology of the USSR edited by B A Rybakov. Good in both depth and breadth. 

http://www.archaeolog.ru/?id=117

Japan

Various useful resources on Japanese clothing and more. 

http://www.wodefordhall.com/

A blog post with interesting links for kosode construction. 

Calontir Clothiers Symposium 2017

Norse

Birka reports, in PDF

http://historiska.se/birka/digitala-resurser/litteratur/digitaliserad-litteratur/

The Birka bag handles

http://marinarkeobloggen.sjohistoriska.se/post/vaskbyglarna-fran-birka-the-purse-frames-from-birka-english-translation-in-end-of-the-blogg

An apron dress reconstruction 

The Woman Dressed in Blue: a Textile Find from the 10th c. Icelandic grave and its reconstruction. By Marianne, Guckelsberger and Marled Mader.