My exploration (and attempts at reconstruction) of Early- through Late-Medieval purses, pouches, and bags with a focus on embroidery and other methods of surface decoration.
About This Blog
My current research obsession is centered around purses and pouches from the European Middle Ages, and the accompanying hardware and passementerie. It is my hope to not only study extant items but also learn via reconstructive experiments; these will be limited for the most part to the textile components, however in the future I hope to explore the production of the metal frames.
Hémiole's blog; mainly costume and accessories, of particular interest (to me at least) are her two interpretations of "netted" purses (aumônière "en filet"), found here and here. The site is in French (the reading of which, if nothing else, will give me some significantly missed practice..)