Magyar

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Trouser inventory from Moshchevaya Balka

January 5, 2013
Construction pattern for Moshchevaya Balka trousers. Image © 1996 Editio Maris. Used for educational purposes only and without permission.

2 in a series on trousers.  Part 1 is here. I spent this morning with a German-speaking friend translating the inventory of garments and fragments identified as  trousers in “Die Gräber der Moscevaja Balka”. [1] Footnotes    (↵ returns to text) 2 in a series on trousers.  Part 1 is here. I spent this morning with a German-speaking friend translating the inventory of garments and fragments identified as  trousers in “Die Gräber der Moscevaja Balka”. {{1}}↵

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Trousers from Moshchevaya Balka

January 4, 2013
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This is part 1. Some time ago, I posted a gallery of photos showing my interpretation of Conquest era female Magyar garments. Perhaps you’ll be happy to know that I’m finally getting around to sharing how I reached the conclusions demonstrated in those garments.

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A mystery solved – Tinder tube

April 5, 2012
A mystery solved – Tinder tube

For years, I’ve been puzzling over a picture in the book, “Ancient Hungarians” as it is literally the only picture in the entire book that shows textile fragments.  In the picture, there is a strange metal object; a tube.  It looks unlike any textile tool I’ve ever seen.  Clearly, the authors were as stumped as I for the description of the object is as follows: “Bronze tube bent of sheet metal.  One end tapers slightly,…

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Jurta and encampment

March 27, 2012
The jurta with a new door and roof ring.  The belly band is also new this year having languished in my project pile for years.  It was finished for me in December by a dear friend.

I’m at an SCA event this week where the weather is sunny and gorgeous, something that is somewhat rare where I live. It’s a perfect time to take pictures of my camp. I hope you enjoy this new gallery.

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Four panel hat

February 28, 2012
Completed linen hat

Recently,  I was inspired to create a four panel hat.  It’s something that I’ve been meaning to do forever and just never got around to it.  A friend showed me a couple caps she made and another friend  has been talking about the fabric she is weaving to make caps so that is probably where some of the motivation came from.  Thanks, ladies, for getting me off my butt! That night the muse bit me hard…

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9th Century Female Magyar Clothing of the Conquest

February 10, 2012
Full length view of the outer Kaftan layer. The fabric was woven from natural and indigo-dyed worsted wool in an original draft inspired by an extant example. It is edged with fine dark blue linen. All the seams are turned under and finished. The Kaftan pattern is based on an 8th century Alanic find at Moscevaya Balka.

This gallery contains 18 photos.

Thinking about magyar shoes

January 28, 2012
Thinking about magyar shoes

For quite a while, I’ve been fascinated with this image from Ancient Hungarians of conquest era magyar boot mounts lifted as they lay from the grave site.  There are multiple examples of ornamental boot mounts scattered throughout the book, but this is the only one that shows how they were originally found. According to the book, the boot mounts were collected in 1961 during a rescue excavation from graves discovered during the laying of electricity…

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Magyar Clothing

December 25, 2011

This web site is primarily concerned with the clothing and culture of the ancient Hungarians prior to the year 1000. When I began this research several years ago, I don’t think I really understood at the time how difficult and frustrating it would prove to be. Several factors hamper the amateur scholar. Soil conditions in the Carpathian Basin and in the ancestral lands of Levedia and Etelköz, are not conducive to preserving textiles in the…

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Mount-Ornamented Headdress

December 25, 2011
Mount-Ornamented Headdress

The purpose of this article is not to provide step-by-step instructions, rather, it is to document for you the process I used in prototyping a Magyar headdress of the Conquest Era. You may have a better and more authentic way to construct one. In that case, I really do hope that you’ll share. The completed project – a prototype headdress. This project came about because of my frustration with keeping a veil on my head. My…

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Bead Row Pendant Earrings

December 24, 2011
Bead Row Pendant Earrings

These early 10th century Magyar earrings can be made quickly and easily using commercially available findings or you can fashion your own findings from raw materials. Supplies you’ll need: 8 – 5mm silver beads 2 ft – 20 gauge brass wire -or- 8 gold-colored coiled wire beads 2 hoop earwires 2 – 3 inch headpins For a more period approach, skip the earwires and headpins. Instead purchase: 1 ft – 20 gauge silver wire gold leaf (optional) gold…

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