Kampfrau (Trossfrau)

Trossfrau/Kampfrau/Swiss Style Dress

This style is seen around 1530 in the wood cuts “The German single-leaf woodcut, 1500-1550″ by Max Geisberg and in the Triumph of Maximillian. Identifying details: – Closed front opening possibly laced or hook/eye. – Predminantly square neckline both front and back (though there are examples of round front/back necks) – Guarding follows the neckline and along the edge of…

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Holbein

German: Holbein (1526’s)

Diary started August 1, 2006 Dress research in progress. Summary Research and Background Details to include: Inspirational Pictures Holbein, Hans the YoungerLais of Corinth1526Limewood, 34,6 x 26,8 cmKunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basle Holbein, Hans the Younger Venus and Amor 1524-25 Limewood, 34,6 x 26,2 cm Kunstmuseum, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basle Cranach the Elder, Lucas(German, 1472-1553)Herodias, about 1530.Oil on panel

SCA

Glass Beads

http://www.sgb-midatlantic.org/how-tos.html http://www.corinabeads.com/ Scadian with sources: http://www.timelessbeads.com/

Recipes

Furmenty and venison

Almost universally all of the late 14th/early 15th century menus I looked at included venison with furmenty in the first course. I was determined to be able to serve that. It just seemed right for a feast where the theme was “Hunt and Harvest”. Very early in the year I contacted my parents to see if they could get a…

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Recipes

Fylettes in galytyne

From The Forme of Cury(1390)(http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/docs/books/gutenberg/etext05/8cury10.txt): FYLETTES IN GALYTYNE. C. XVII. Take Pork, and rost it tyl the blode be tryed out & þe broth [1]. take crustes of brede and bray hem in a morter, an drawe hem thurgh a cloth with þe broth, þenne take oynouns an leshe hem on brede an do to the broth. þanne take pork,…

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Feasts

Beaconsgate Boar Hunt A.S. XL (2005)

Boar hunt 2005 is the second feast I’ve ever cooked. I started out with very big plans. Life intervened. The feast still came off well.. but I ended up re-using a lot of recipes from my last feast. Theme: “Hunt and Harvest” First Course: Furmenty (v) with Venison Capon Fricassee Bourblier of fresh boar Tourte (cheese and herb tart)(v) Cabbage(v)…

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Tudor: Henry VIII

Tudor: Henry VIII (1530’s)

Diary started October 21st 2005 Garb research in progress. Summary It all started so innocently. One day while gazing at my love I asked “honey, if I made you ‘Henry the 8ths’ for Twelfth Night, would you grow your hair out?’. My honey is a natural red head. I think he’d look stunning dressed like Henry VIII. After a short…

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Dress of the Court of Saxony

Brown and Gold Gown

Diary started October 13th 2005 Dress first worn: August 26, 2006. Saxony, Germany [Edit: After almost 2 years of calling this my “german” dress I’ve come to find out that Cranach was a court painter to Frederick the Wise of Saxony. During the time of the portraits under study (1520-1540) he had settled permanently at Wittenberg. This means that we…

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Dress of the Court of Saxony

Dress of the Court of Saxony

This style of dress proliferated in the Saxony region of what would be modern day Germany. Cranach the Elder was a court painter to Frederick the Wise of Saxony. During the time of the portraits under study (1520-1540) he had settled permanently at Wittenberg. Identifying details: – Wide front with laces showing below a decorated placket – Skirt pleated into…

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