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Celtic Garb Class Resources

Early Period Celt Capsule Wardrobe for Beginners For examples of the garments discussed in class, check out my Look Book For help getting started, check out this Iron Age Celt Garb Worksheet Class Presentation below - Class Presentation: For BeginnersDownload Creating a Regional Specific Celtic Persona Class Presentation: Regionally Specific Celtic PersonaDownload

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The Long Tunic: Iron Age Orcadian Kit

A significant hurdle in creating a more accurate Iron Age Orcadian kit has been determining how to pattern my "dresses" (undertunics, chemise, leine, dress, overdress.... they're all one in this discussion). Friendly reminder that no extant textiles exist for Orkney outside of the Orkney Hood, requiring a large amount of conjecture in creating a full … Continue reading The Long Tunic: Iron Age Orcadian Kit

Accessories: Hairnets and Aprons for my Iron Age Orcadian Kit

Sprang Hair Net Having medium length, layered (modern) hair, I struggle with comfortable ways to make my hair less anachronistic while in garb. I find veils generally uncomfortable unless tied at the neck in more of a Norse or later medieval period style. Likewise, the SUPER FREAKING COOL hairstyles available to me an Iron Age … Continue reading Accessories: Hairnets and Aprons for my Iron Age Orcadian Kit

My Own Meager Hoard: Pictish Silver and Roman Hack Silver

Early Pictish assemblages; Roman Iron Age Norrie's Law Hoard - Housed at the National Museum of Scotland The Norrie's Law Hoard- Wikimedia commons https://www.youtube.com/embed/w9CtTmpaQCM The National Museum of Scotland exhibited Scotland's Early Silver in 2018, and this playlist put together by the museum curators is a wonderful overview of the importance of silver to the … Continue reading My Own Meager Hoard: Pictish Silver and Roman Hack Silver

My Own Meager Hoard: The “Scottish Ribbon” and other Gold Torcs from Iron Age Scotland

A bit earlier in the Iron Age than my typical focus: 300 BCE - 50CE but I couldn't resist something so quintessentially Iron Age Scotland. From the Pitt Rivers Museum: Ten of these torcs are held in museums in Scotland, seven in the British Museum, and two in the Pitt Rivers Museum. This type is … Continue reading My Own Meager Hoard: The “Scottish Ribbon” and other Gold Torcs from Iron Age Scotland